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A 62-year-old male asked:

Alpha blocker cardugen for high blood pressure. drops blood pressure spectacularly but raises pulse rate from 70 per min to 90. whats going on?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Too much dropping: If your BP drops too much, the heart will have to pump faster to keep you from fainting. At your age, your BP should be around 130 systolic. Ask your doctor to adjust your medication.

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Last updated Dec 12, 2017

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