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My BP monitor has been showing irregular heartbeat. It's usually along with body ache or chest ache in 1 spot and feeling gassy. What could this be?

My BP monitor has been showing irregular heartbeat. It's usually along with body ache or chest ache in 1 spot and feeling gassy. What could this be?

Get checked: There are many different causes of irregular heart beats. Some are not serious, others can be life-threatening. Since your machine is noting the HR is irregular AND you are having chest symptoms I would get evaluated. If you have the symptoms right now, go to an urgent care or ER. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my BP monitor says I have an irregular heartbeat after exercising?

Should I be concerned if my BP monitor says I have an irregular heartbeat after exercising?

Heart monitor: Electronic monitors r sensitive - nl sinus arrhythmia maybe considered irregular or u maybe having pacs or pvcs (considered normal if infrequent in nl hearts). If really concerned you can have a treadmill stress test to check ur heart rhythm during exercise. ...Read more

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What could have caused occasional 'irregular heartbeat' indication in Omron BP monitor for 57+ yr female? The reading shows BP 116/77 & pulse 69.

What could have caused occasional 'irregular heartbeat' indication in Omron BP monitor for 57+ yr female? The reading shows BP 116/77 & pulse 69.

Irregular heartbeat: BP machines are not really designed to detect abnormalities of heart rhythm. Causes may include machine error, sinus arrhythmia (i.e., normal), or arrhythmias such as premature contractions or atrial fibrillation. If there are no symptoms it is much less likely to be worrisome. If you have sustained palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, or lightheadedness then see a doc. ...Read more

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Getting irregular heartbeats on home BP monitor. Recent physical showed no issues. Is the potassium in Losartan 25mg causing this. Low heart rate 55.?

Getting irregular heartbeats on home BP monitor. Recent physical showed no issues. Is the potassium in Losartan 25mg causing this. Low heart rate 55.?

The accuracy of home: Monitors to assess rhythm is poor at best in particular at slow heart rates. The potassium in Losartan is less than what you get in a glass of OJ. Irregular heart beats can only truly be assessed with electrocardiography not pressure pulsemetry. I would suggest you ignore the monitor and continue your losartan as prescribed. Alert your health care provider if you have rapid heart beats. ...Read more

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24 hr BP monitor showed 61/28. Is this dangerously low? What can happen?

24 hr BP monitor showed 61/28. Is this dangerously low? What can happen?

Ah yes!: That makes more sense. Yes, 61/28 is really quite low. It is normal for blood pressure to become low during the night, but that's probably too low, if it is an accurate reading. You might need lower doses of your blood pressure medicine - talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had bp monitor checked at my DR I was very anxious. Their monitor said 139/97 mine said 126/103 2 minutes later. Is my monitor wrong?

I had bp monitor checked at my DR I was very anxious. Their monitor said 139/97 mine said 126/103 2 minutes later. Is my monitor wrong?

No: Blood pressure is constantly changing. The fact that you are worried about it can actually make your bp increase. A diagnosis of hypertension can be made by elevated bp on 2 separate occasions. Hope this helps and you are doing well. ...Read more

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While taking ALOT of BP med, a 24hr BP monitor showed extreme lows, would a retake be beneficial now that I am not on the BP meds?

While taking ALOT of BP med, a 24hr BP monitor showed extreme lows, would a retake be beneficial now that I am not on the BP meds?

Yes, I think so: The person who did the monitor should give you results and you should pose the questions. If you had any symptoms when the blood pressures dipped low, that could also be a clue as to whether you are still having dips. However, now that you are off meds the more important question would be, are you having highs? Possibly you still need to be on SOME medication. ...Read more

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I'd rather use an auto wrist BP monitor for my BP readings vs. A cuff. 1 dr. Says wrist one is inaccurate, the other says it is good enough. So?

I'd rather use an auto wrist BP monitor for my BP readings vs. A cuff. 1 dr. Says wrist one is inaccurate, the other says it is good enough. So?

Probably ok: The wrist vessels are smaller, and you may get more artifact, or more variation in readings. Have you cuff calibrated with the cuff at your docs office. If it is within a few points, it is ok for you. ...Read more

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What does high diastolic bp with normal systolic indicate? BP is normal when lying down or at my Dr. And it's only high on my digital BP monitor.

What does high diastolic bp with normal systolic indicate? BP is normal when lying down or at my Dr. And it's only high on my digital BP monitor.

Inability to relax: It usually indicates the heart or blood vessels are not relaxing fully when the heart is in what is known as diastole or its resting phase (where the heart is filling with blood prior to pumping). Might want to bring your digital device in to your next doctor visit so they can compare their reading with your digital monitor reading. ...Read more

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What does the result of home blood pressure monitoring mean?

What does the result of home blood pressure monitoring mean?

Blood pressure: Checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressure (hypertension). The american heart association and other organizations recommend anyone with high blood pressure monitor his or her blood pressure at home. Home monitoring can help you keep tabs on your blood pressure in a familiar setting, make certain your medication is working, and alert you and your docto. ...Read more

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What might affect the accuracy of home blood pressure monitoring?

What might affect the accuracy of home blood pressure monitoring?

Blood pressure: Checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressure (hypertension). The american heart association and other organizations recommend anyone with high blood pressure monitor his or her blood pressure at home. Home monitoring can help you keep tabs on your blood pressure in a familiar setting, make certain your medication is working, and alert you and your docto. ...Read more

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Using a calibrated arm cuff BP monitor while walking in place my BP is very erratic and gets over 250/150 (HR ~120), what could be the cause?

Using a calibrated arm cuff BP monitor while walking in place my BP is very erratic and gets over 250/150 (HR ~120), what could be the cause?

Erratic B/P: You list a whole bunch of medical conditions. You live in the state of the Mayo Clinic. Stop playing around. Go there and get a workup! There are ambulatory B/P monitors which can monitor you for a while and find out what is really going on with you. ...Read more

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I've had symptoms of pots at drs on BP monitor and my dr wants me to have a tilt test to diagnose and start med. Can you treat symptoms without meds?

I've had symptoms of pots at drs on BP monitor and my dr wants me to have a tilt test to diagnose and start med. Can you treat symptoms without meds?

POTS: Make sure the tilt-table-test is either done in before starting the treatment or that the results are taken into consideration in the context of the medications you are using. Certain medications can affect the results of the tilt-table-test and confuse the diagnosis. There are several non-medication treatments, including some behavioral adjustments that can effectively treat POTS. ...Read more

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I have a relion BP monitor with cuff that adjusts for standard to large. I am going crazy be cause not sure if I am fitting it right + at heart level?

I have a relion BP monitor with cuff that adjusts for standard to large. I am going crazy be cause not sure if I am fitting it right + at heart level?

No need to fret: The cuff should be wide enough to cover 2/3rds of upper arm. It should be long enough to wrap completely around arm with about 2 inches of overlap. It should be snug but not tight. If it slides up & down arm, too loose. If you can't get a finger under the cuff, too tight. Don't worry about level of heart, just sit or lie down &try to be relaxed. Sitting at kitchen table with arm at rest is good. ...Read more

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Will 2mg diazepam affect my 24 hours blood pressure monitoring? My BP was 144/80 and 150/100 a week later.

Negative: Diazepam will not have any appreciable effect on your BP and your dose, incidentally, is very small. ...Read more

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What is a normal bloood pressure for a 61 year old man who is 6 feet tall and weighs 188 to 200 pounds when measured at home on BP monitor kit?

What is a normal bloood pressure for a 61 year old man who is 6 feet tall and weighs 188 to 200 pounds when measured at home on BP monitor kit?

120/80: That's the standard but up to 140/90 is still in the normal (high normal) range. There is a lot of variability and our BP fluctuates throughout the day. Check it regularly to find a trend and an average ...Read more

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Is it normal to have high blood pressure during normal or mild activity? Like170/100mmhg+chest discomfort, with the manual Bp monitor

Is it normal to have high blood pressure during normal or mild activity? Like170/100mmhg+chest discomfort, with the manual Bp monitor

Although it is: Normal for the blood pressure to rise during exercise and exertion, your readings seem excessively high especially if associated with additional symptoms (chest pain.) You need to see a health care provider for evaluation and treatment before more serious conditions develop. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have atrial fibrillation and not detect it by a BP monitor or taking the pulse? My husband feels weak and lethargic.

Is it possible to have atrial fibrillation and not detect it by a BP monitor or taking the pulse? My husband feels weak and lethargic.

Yes: Blood pressure machines can detect an irregular pulse but cannot diagnose atrial fibrillation and they are far from perfect. Same goes for taking your pulse. At times, atrial fibrillation and especially atrial flutter can be fairly regular and not even show up as an irregular rhythm by these methods. He needs an EKG or a heart monitor that shows the rhythm ...Read more

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I recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Monitoring average reading is 156/97. How bad is this?

I recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Monitoring average reading is 156/97. How bad is this?

It's high: The average reading you are seeing is high, and does need to be treated. It's not urgently high, i.e., no reason to run to the er. But every reason to take the meds from your doctor (if applicable) and to learn about ways to control with lifestyle changes. Search online for information about the d.A.S.H. Diet and other ways to get your blood pressure in control. ...Read more

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How can home blood pressure monitoring prevent heart disease?

How can home blood pressure monitoring prevent heart disease?

BP: Then you are nore lkely to act on elevated BP which is the number 1 risk factor to cause heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Testing for multiple system atrophy? I know some tests include ttt/sweat test/blood pressure monitoring/qswet and catacholomine testing but what else can be used to test for msa? Any other helpful tests

Testing for multiple system atrophy? I know some tests include ttt/sweat test/blood pressure monitoring/qswet and catacholomine testing but what else can be used to test for msa? Any other helpful tests

Imaging: In addition to the above mentioned tests, cardiovascular imaging including doppler interrogation of the carotids. You may need to nerve conduction and EMG to check for a neuropathy depending on the findings in physical exam. ...Read more

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Doc says I got pre mature irregular beats. Monitor didn't catch the vintricullar very fast beats. I'm scared it happens and won't stop 1day and kills me?

Doc says I got pre mature irregular beats. Monitor didn't catch the vintricullar very fast beats. I'm scared it happens and won't stop 1day and kills me?

PVC's Do Not Worry: Pvcs, or pre-ventricular contractions are an atypical variant in the population. It will not kill you! You should see your pcp for regular check-ups and possibly a cardiologist on occasion, per the advice of your pcp, but do not worry...Pvcs are very common and are not, in and of themselves, lethal. Be sure you wrote everything correct above, as I am going by what you said. ...Read more

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What causes my blood pressure digital monitor to give me an irregular hb symbol 1 out of 5 times I use it?

What causes my blood pressure digital monitor to give me an irregular hb symbol 1 out of 5 times I use it?

Can be normal.: The healthiest hearts display a variation of heart rate termed sinus arrhythmia; it's caused by the effects of ones nervous system on the heart. However, one can be having atrial or ventricular premature beats, or other arrhythmias, as well. Your doctor might be able to detect which it is or it may require a 24 hour monitor test to find the answer. ...Read more

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I am monitoring my monthly menstrual cycle and I'm having different cycle. January-34 days, February- 30 and March - 44. Is it considered as irregular?

I am monitoring my monthly menstrual cycle and I'm having different cycle. January-34 days, February- 30 and March - 44. Is it considered as irregular?

May be: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I noticed I have irregular heartbeat on my blood pressure monitor. Should I be concerned?

I noticed I have irregular heartbeat on my blood pressure monitor. Should I be concerned?

Irregular: The BP monitor isn't necessarily accurate at registering the cardiac rhythm. You should be checked by physician or an ecg test to see if there is an irregular rhythm. ...Read more

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How does a 30 day event monitor determine the diff. Between movement and irregular heart beat?

How does a 30 day event monitor determine the diff. Between movement and irregular heart beat?

Different patterns:: So-called "movement artifacts" don't change the spacing of the qrs spikes and the t waves that follow, and arrhythmia does. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis afterwards, but I often can't breathe and have an irregular, fluttering heart beat?

I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis afterwards, but I often can't breathe and have an irregular, fluttering heart beat?

More monitor?: If symptoms did not occur while you were wearing the monitor, you may need a longer monitor. If symptoms did occur with your monitor you do have a diagnosis. Should check with your doc. ...Read more

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Cardiologist says I have premature irregular beats but I know the monitor didn't catch the really fast twitching heart beats. What are those?

PAC, PVC: A momentary feeling of a skipped beat is usually actually an early beat from the upper chambers (premature atrial), or lower chamber (premature ventricular). If it last longer than a single heart beat, it may represent a tachycardia. A longer duration heart monitor, such as an event recorder may be needed to actually catch it. Ask your cardiologist if this is necessary. ...Read more

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35 M with no risk factors, clean echo stress and lipids in Jan and several ekgs. Withing hr monitor shows irregular pulse. Is this reliable? Scared.

35 M with no risk factors, clean echo stress and lipids in Jan and several ekgs. Withing hr monitor shows irregular pulse. Is this reliable? Scared.

The monitor is: Most likely reliable in recording your heart rhythm however there are many different kinds of "irregular" pulse. Some are normal and some are potentially bad. With a normal stress, echo and lipids the odds are this is normal for you and not concerning. Ask your health care professional to review the monitor results with you and explain them. ...Read more

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35 wks preg. Have low period like pain.1cm dilatd 30% effacd at 34wk appt. Had celestone (betamethasone).Calld midwife said monitor few hrs since irregular. Advice?

35 wks preg. Have low period like pain.1cm dilatd 30% effacd at 34wk appt. Had celestone (betamethasone).Calld midwife said monitor few hrs since irregular. Advice?

Not uncommon: Unless you have a history of preterm birth or are having regular contractions every 5 minutes, what you're experiencing isn't necessarily abnormal and your cervix may continue to stay 1cm open and 30% effaced all the way up until term. Just stay in close contact with your midwife and report any worsening in your symptoms. You already had celestone (betamethasone) so you're in good shape. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis. I often can't breathe well and have chest pains and irregular, fluttering heart beat?

I'm 18 and wore a heart monitor for a week with no diagnosis. I often can't breathe well and have chest pains and irregular, fluttering heart beat?

If you had: Those feelings, you get often, several times during the week, you were wearing the monitor, and pushed the button, and no arrhythmia was seen on the monitor? If so, this is likely not your heart. Have you considered panic attacks? Continue to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have supraventricular tachycardia, after ekg, and has ordered a 14 day event monitor and echo. Pulse irregular. Could anxiety cause this?

Dr. Says I have supraventricular tachycardia, after ekg, and has ordered a 14 day event monitor and echo. Pulse irregular. Could anxiety cause this?

Anxiety: Anxiety can release certain chemicals that can cause tachy-arrhythmias, but other important issues need to be evaluated to assess your condition. Good luck with the 14 day monitoring process. ...Read more