A 70-year-old male asked:
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i have high bp & have been taking diovan (valsartan) to lower it. recently my pulse was at 167 and having a lot of shortness of breath especially when laying down?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Need immediate help: You need to see your cardiologist now. If not, get to the er now.
Answered on Mar 14, 2013
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Possible problem: You should see your doctor. There are several possible abnormalities which could require treatment.
Answered on Mar 14, 2013
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not normal: Resting pulse of 167 at your age and short breath when laying down is definitely not normal and needs explaining. Need a visit to your doc soon.
Answered on Mar 14, 2013

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