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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to have high blood pressure with low resting pulse?

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Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 37 years experience
How high?: Although we consider a low resting pulse to be a good thing and viewed as an indicator of good cardiovascular health, it does not offset the affects of high blood pressure. A thorough check for potential causes (secondary causes) of high blood pressure is probably a good idea. Ekg, cardiac echo, thyroid tests, kidney function.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Whats risk of high blood pressure with low pulse?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor if you have high blood pressure.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

Does high blood pressure increase or decrease pulse?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends: It depends on the situation. For example, during exercise both the heart rate and blood pressure will increase. However, if the blood pressure rises at rest it can trigger a reflex which causes, bradycardia, or a slowing of the heart rate.
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