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A 67-year-old male asked:

High blood pressue averages 175/180. diastlolic average low 60. pulse rate average 50 at rest. have been prescribed 5mg amlodipine . is this ok? 67

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes, and...: Make sure you've had an echocardiogram checking for leakage of the aortic valve, which is not terribly likely but would explain the wide discrepancy between the very high 180 and the very normal 60.
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