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What are probable causes of a high pulse rate and slightly low blood pressure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Heart rate: Not enough info to speculate, many possibilities.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Which comes first of low blood pressure and high pulse rate?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Either : Frequently a high pulse rate is compensatory for low bllod pressure to maintain cardiac output, howver a high pulse rate can cause low blood pressure as the heart is unable to adequately fill with blood in diastole(period when the heart is relaxing).
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I best treat high pulse rate low blood pressure?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Underlying cause: Treat the underlying cause of the high heart rate and usually blood pressure will improve.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can i live longer if low blood pressure with high pulse rate?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
High pulse rate: Does not make you live longer but if elevated enough can lead to reversible cardiomyopathy.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have low blood pressure and a high pulse rate ?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Blood pressure: It is common to have high heart rate with low bp.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is a very high pulse rate and low blood pressure dangerous?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Could be.: Very high pulse and low BP is a harbinger of shock. Could also be associated with vasovagal reaction - the typical "swoon." everything needs to be interpreted in context, but in general this combo signals that something ain't right. It is not dangerous in and of itself, but underlying problem needs correction.

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