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How might you have high blood pressure but a low heart rate?

How might you have high blood pressure but a low heart rate?

They aren't: necessarily related, blood pressure can be from constricted vessels even if heart output low, and they can be controlled by different blood chemicals ...Read more

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate is a symptom in which a person's heart rate (the number of heart contractions per minute) is less than normal for the average person of the same size, doing the same activities. For adults, slow heart rate usually means a rate below 50-60 beats per ...Read more


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Is low heart rate of 60 and high blood pressure 154/92 bad for surgery?

Is low heart rate of 60 and high blood pressure 154/92 bad for surgery?

NO: There is no scientific evidence it will cause problems with surgery. But, for the long term, it would be good to get a home BP cuff and follow your BP along. If it is always that high, you should get it treated to prevent long-term problems. ...Read more

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Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks

Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks

No Easy Answers from: A distance. Everything you describe is a behavior/sign/symptom, none causal. Heart rate, strength of contraction (both heart functions) ; BP (mean arteriole resistance) are all controlled 24/7, split-second by split-second, by our brain/mind at below conscious, autonomic nervous system level. While alterations in heart muscle size & function (usual doc focus) are also a factor, these are secondary ...Read more

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What could be causing low heart rate and high blood pressure at the same time? None of my physicians can answer...30 yr old african american female

What could be causing low heart rate and high blood pressure at the same time? None of my physicians can answer...30 yr old african american female

Dysautonomia: Heart rate and blood pressure are controlled from the lower brain via the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. You may find that the blood pressures in two arms are different when measured by 2 people at the same time. Commonest cause is sugar in all its forms inducing a secondary deficiency of vitamin b complex--particularly true if the systolic is high while the diastolic is relatively low. ...Read more

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Why might someone have low blood pressure low heart rate and dizziness?

Why might someone have low blood pressure low heart rate and dizziness?

Heart condition: This is likely a heart condition that needs to be evaluated asap. When the heart is not working efficiently or effectively, the heart may not pump as fast as it should or as strong as it should. This will limit blood flow equaling low blood pressure. This will cause less blood flow going to the brain and hence causing dizziness. ...Read more

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What if there is no pulse but there is a low heart rate in a person, do I have to do a cpr?

How do you know if : There is a lower hr in that person?. Two ways, by pulse or by ECG monitor. If there is no pulse anywhere and the person have electrical activity by ECG and there is unresponsiveness, you are in pulseless electrical activity( pea). And CPR need to be started. ...Read more

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Why might someone have low heart rate and blood pressure?

Why might someone have low heart rate and blood pressure?

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

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more