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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can you determine if your blood pressure is high or low when checked and if your heart rate is normal?

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Dr. Duane Berkompas
Cardiology 35 years experience
Need to know normal: Goal for most patients is to have top blood pressure below 140 (under 135 for diabetics) and bottom pressure under 90 (under 85 for diabetics). It is not unusual to have an occasional blood pressure reading be above this. Goal pulse is 60-100, although not unusual to be in 50's. Medication is presribed to treat the general trend of bp's.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What to do if my blood pressure is 133_80 and my heart rate is 104 is this normal?

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Dr. Cary Rose
Specializes in Cardiology
Depends: As a young person, maybe anxiety or exercise. Depends on the context of when you took it.
Sedalia, MO
A 39-year-old female asked:

Is a heart rate of 124 dangerous. Blood pressure was normal?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
No not short term. : Heart rate going up is normal during exercise. If your heart rate stays elevated despite resting and even during sleep then that is not normal and need further evaluation. Pain can sometimes increase heart rate as may other conditions like thyroid problems. I would see your pcp for further evaluation.

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