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Dr. James Dukelow
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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High blood pressure 150/90 and systolic murmur in arote area. Any relations? 35yrs. Was referred to heart cardiology. Any cause? What tests do I take?

High blood pressure 150/90 and systolic murmur in arote area. Any relations? 35yrs. Was referred to heart cardiology. Any cause? What tests do I take?

Murmur: Murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow. High blood pressure can be associated with turbulent blood flow. Many other things also are associated. Discuss your situation with the cardiologist that you see. A history and exam are the first steps. The cardiologist can explain any additional testing that may be indicated for you. We have lots of possible tests depending on the infomation needed ...Read more

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I am experiencing high blood pressure (hypertension), auditory hallucination, red or bloodshot eyes, heart murmur, difficulty thinking and balance...I'm a meth addict, daily for 2 years, .5+ grams. Will these symptoms be reversible if I quit?

I am experiencing  high blood pressure (hypertension), auditory hallucination, red or bloodshot eyes, heart murmur, difficulty thinking and balance...I'm a meth addict, daily for 2 years, .5+ grams. Will these symptoms be reversible if I quit?

Meth: continuing w/meth will only make things worse. You have good change to reverse many of your symptoms when you stop. Your symptoms are like a sneeze when you have a cold, not the underlying issue, which is meth. Please do get health ASAP. Start w/seeing your doctor for safety sake and referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will a arotic anuerysm get smaller and go away in time, will a heart murmur go away, from a leakage of a heart valve if you lower blood pressure?

Will a arotic anuerysm get smaller and go away in time, will a heart murmur go away, from a leakage of a heart valve if you lower blood pressure?

Aneurysm : Neither will go away. If you work with your doctor to keep the pressure down and your system in balance if you have other problems they may not get worse. If you do not take care of yourself they will get worse. ...Read more

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High blood pressure and heart murmer linked?

High blood pressure and heart murmer linked?

They can: Innocent heart murmurs can be present in pts with hypertension. People with congenital heart disease with bicuspid aortic valve with heart murmur, can have associated condition called coarctation of aota with hypertension they can have both ...Read more

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I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?

I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?

Sometimes it's norma: Not all heart murmurs are an evidence of pathology and they could represents a normal variance they are usually called functional murmurs. There are also many other causes of murmurs that aren't related to the heart... Could be caused from anemia or pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure(90 over60) &also have a heart murmur.I often get vertigo and dizzy.could those be causing that?How could I prevent it?Thanks

I have low blood pressure(90 over60) &also have a heart murmur.I often get vertigo and dizzy.could those be causing that?How could I prevent it?Thanks

Low BP.: 90/60 is not low unless you are getting gizmo who you stand. Check BP after you stand and then again after you exercise.. Get back with us with results. ...Read more

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Holo systolic murmur and high blood pressure in a young man?

Holo systolic murmur and high blood pressure in a young man?

Question?: Not sure what the question is. Can they occur ? Yes should it be checked by a doctor? Yes. Could it be serious? Yes. ...Read more

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When during pregnancy does blood volume increase? Can this cause a pregnancy heart murmur?

When during pregnancy does blood volume increase? Can this cause a pregnancy heart murmur?

2nd trimester: Most of the blood volume changes occur during the second trimester and continue until 34-36 weeks. Along with blood volume increases, there is a rise in cardiac output. With the rise in cardiac output, the presence of a heart murmur is common. Heart murmur does not necessarily indicate the presence of heart disease, and most pregnant women with a heart murmur have a normal heart. ...Read more

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I sometimes, more often then not, shake and feel really weak for no reason. What could cause this? I do not have blood sugar problems or diabetes, I do have a heart murmur. I eat right i walk everyday..I am shaking to the point i can't hold a spoon at tim

I sometimes, more often then not, shake and feel really weak for no reason. What could cause this? I do not have blood sugar problems or diabetes, I do have a heart murmur. I eat right i walk everyday..I am shaking to the point i can't hold a spoon at tim

See your doctor: I do not know your age, body habitus or any other risk factor associated with cardiovascular disease. Many conditions can cause shakiness/tremor. Hyperthyroidism, cerebrovascular dz, electrolyte imbalance, parkinson's , essential tremors, medications. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause heart attack?

Can high blood pressure cause heart attack?

Not the main: Hypertension causes left ventricular hypertrophy and strain and heart failure. Concomitant coronary disease can occur and infarction can happen hypertension is also asso. With aortic tear-dissection and that can involve coronaries and cause infarction. More to the entire story but that' s a start. ...Read more

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Can episodic high blood pressure cause an enlarged heart?

Can episodic high blood pressure cause an enlarged heart?

The commonly: accepted answer is that LABILE (episodic) hypertension does not cause hypertensive heart disease...I believe that has been "debunked" and the general answer now is that there are medications which regularize episodic hypertension AFTER the REASON for this blood pressure picture is determined and certain medical conditions ruled out!
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Question my heart beat hard slow for a few minutes then back to normal, will high blood pressure cause this I do have it, pulse is 80s ?

Question my heart beat hard slow for a few minutes then back to normal, will high blood pressure cause this I do have it, pulse is 80s  ?

Need more info: This symptoms are not unusual but can be caused by normal things and by serious things. You need to see your family physician. ...Read more

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Does congestive heart failure and high blood pressure cause night time urination?

Does congestive heart failure and high blood pressure cause night time urination?

Nocturia: Yes. The fluid shifts in the body when one is laying down versus being up and about can be quite significant and this can lead to frequent need to urinate at night. ...Read more

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Can it take many years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack ?

Can it take many years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack ?

Yes: High blood pressure along with high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, family history all contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. It is the rupture of these plaques in coronary arteries that causes heart attacks. It takes years to develop significant atherosclerotic plaques. ...Read more

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For high blood pressure to cause heart attack how long must it be high?

Impossible to answer: Believe it or not, htn, while a risk factor, is a relatively weak risk factor for heart attack. It's a big risk factor for stroke and congestive heart failure. (also kidney failure). Generally, risk factors must be present for decades to cause a heart attack, thus the "coronary prone age" is usually considered to be >55 for men and >65 for women (with many younger exceptions!). ...Read more

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Which type of heart conditions/diseases are caused due to high blood pressure?

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Heart attack: Enlarged heary, heart attack, coronary heart disease , stroke and many other diseases of the heart, kidney and brain. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Not specific: Atherosclerosis develops over time and can occur without hypertension= high blood pressure! heart attacks frequently occur without hypertension history. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more