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Heart Disease And Blood Pressure
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more
Yes: If your BP or hr are bad, that may reflect a heart problem, or may ultimately cause a heart problem by putting extra strain. However, some heart problems (like valve problems, coronary arteries blockages, small effusions) may not affect the vital signs in the early stages, although eventually they will as the heart gets worse... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have poor blood circulation even if you have a normal heart rate and blood pressure?
Heart disease. Is it possible to have heart disease, or clogged arteries, if you have low / normal blood pressure, and a normal cholesterol level of 187.
Yes. : Yes. There are many kinds of heart disease. "clogged arteries" or coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common in industrialized countries. While high blood pressure, elevated 'bad' cholesterol (ldl) and decreased 'good' cholesterol' increase the risk of cad, there are several other risk factors including male sex, advancing age, premature family history of cad, and smoking history to name a few. In addition, please note that there are many other causes of heart disease above and beyond cad. If you have any symptoms or risk factors, you should seek care from your physician and/or other health care provider for there are many presentations for heart disease. The good news is that there are plenty of effective preventive measures and treatments now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two things: High blood pressure over many years can cause the heart to wear out such that the left ventricle becomes large and weakened. High blood pressure over many years can also predispose to the development of coronary artery disease which can cause chest pain and heart attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a normal blood pressure and heart rate put pain in left arm and gas can you be having a heart attack?
Yes: If you think you're having a heart attack, going online & waiting for an answer is wrong thing to do. You only have 6 hours to prevent irreversible damage. Call 911 or local emergency services immediately. Don't drive yourself b/c you don't want to risk passing out. While waiting, take regular aspirin. For more info, check out http://goo.gl/Ppqxwg, http://goo.gl/biVvFk & http://goo.gl/ig9yPX. ...Read more
Is it possible for me to have poor blood circulation if I have a normal heart rate and blood pressure?
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See your doctor: Your doctor will answer preventative medical questions during your annual physical exam. Your pharmacy will check your pulse and blood pressure. The machine will tell you if it is normal. Normal heart rate is from 60 to 100. Normal blood pressure is 120 over 80 but the variation is vast. The top number can go as low as 100 if that is your usual reading and go up to 140. Lower number 60 to 94. ...Read more
Nature/ Genes: Low blood pressure and low pulse may be normal in people who always have been like that. They are of concern when they change significantly from the baseline BP or pulse. Pulses too low at any point of life (less than 40 ) are of concern. Athletes develope pulses in the 50s. Medicines may cause bradycardia in the 50s (digoxin, beta or calcium blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, diltiazem, verapamil. ...Read more
Can episodic high blood pressure cause your heart to enlarge? I normally have normal blood pressure at rest (120/70) but I struggle with severe anxiety and throughout the day my blood pressure can get very high- especially when I have panic attacks.
To keep up output: Cardiac output is the amount of blood (in liters) pumped out of the heart in one min. It is calculated as stroke volume x heart rate. Cardiomyopathy makes the heart pump less efficiently and so reduces the amount per stroke (stroke volume) so to make up for the drop in stroke volume, the heart beats faster. Blood pressure is not typical for dilated cm, but may be due to other concurrent condition. ...Read more
Evaluation: Consistently elevated BP and HR should be evaluated with a thorough history and physical, ECG and likely other laboratory tests. I suggest you make and appointment with a good primary care physician for an initial evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Yes, while it's : Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?
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
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