Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is High Blood Pressure A Sign Of Heart Attack

Share
1

1
Is low blood pressure a symptom of congestive heart failure?

Is low blood pressure a symptom of congestive heart failure?

Bad prognosis?: Low blood pressure in a pt. With CHF is a sign of bad prognosis and may be because the diuretics and ace inhibitors or other medications used to control hypertension before? If pt has too much fluid and the BP is low there is not much room to increase the dosis of the diuretics without causing collapse. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Patricia Foster
324 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can heart burn be a sign of high blood pressure?

Can heart burn be a sign of high blood pressure?

Don't ignore hrt brn: Not generally. However very high blood pressure can give chest pain which some people describe as heart burn. Please talk to your doctor about it. What you may perceive as heart burn may be a symptom of heart disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Is it possible that high blood pressure indicates heart diease?

Is it possible that high blood pressure indicates heart diease?

Risk factor: High blood pressure is a separate condition from heart disease and 95% of the time it is genetically determined. Having high blood pressure does however increase your risk of heart disease. ...Read more

7

7
Can you have diastolic heart failure with low blood pressure? Is BP getting lower a sign of progression of the hf?

Can you have diastolic heart failure with low blood pressure?  Is BP getting lower a sign of progression of the hf?

You can: You can have diastolic heart failure with any blood pressure. Lower BP (or higher) is not an indication that the hf is worse (or better). In other words, BP is not a marker for the severity of hf. ...Read more

9

9
Is it common for high blood pressure to cause heart attack or stroke?

Is it common for high blood pressure to cause heart attack or stroke?

It can happen: Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attack and stroke, is associated with the following high risk conditions: hypertension, diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidemia, family history of heart attack or stroke. Untreated high blood pressure is very dangerous. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Is a blood pressure of 120/90 high?

Is a blood pressure of 120/90 high?

Symptomless disease: High blood pressure (BP) is a disease where the pressure in your arteries is too high, where the systolic is >140 or the diastolic is >90 (see my colleague's answer for an explanation of systolic and diastolic.) ideally the BP should be <130/80. High BP often is without symptoms but needs treatment to prevent heart disease & stroke. Untreated high BP can also lead to kidney disease and impotence. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
Is a blood pressure of 147/87 really high?

Is a blood pressure of 147/87 really high?

Modestly elevated: The upper limit of normal is 135 systolic with above 140 being abnormal. 85-90 diastolic is borderline elevated. Above 90 is abnormal. Treatment may include diet, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
Is a heart rate of 124 dangerous. Blood pressure was normal?

Is a heart rate of 124 dangerous. Blood pressure was normal?

No not short term. : Heart rate going up is normal during exercise. If your heart rate stays elevated despite resting and even during sleep then that is not normal and need further evaluation. Pain can sometimes increase heart rate as may other conditions like thyroid problems. I would see your pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more

13

13
Is rapid heart rate and low blood pressure with the shakes a sign of adrenal insufficiency?

Is rapid heart rate and low blood pressure with the shakes a sign of adrenal insufficiency?

It can be: However, it can be a cause of literally hundreds of other things, including anything that is causing dehydration. When we dont have enough liquid on board, the heart speeds up, blood pressure goes down and the body makes lots of adrenaline to counteract this, causing shakes and anxiety. Adrenal insufficiency can also do this. First thing, get hydrated! second - call your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Can high blood pressure be a sign of kidney problem.

Can high blood pressure be a sign of kidney problem.

Hi BP sign of CKD?: 43 F from CA asks Can high blood pressure be a sign of kidney (K )problem. ANS: Yes. But it depends on the type of kidney disease. The most severe BP will be if you have a narrowing of one of the arteries to K. Every time you lose a bit of kidney from some diseases BP goes up and salt 2 much salt is the key. Salt will drive BP very high I specialize in this . Happy to do 2nd opinion and help. ...Read more

18

18
Is a blood pressure of 150/92 high enough to cause a stroke?

Is a blood pressure of 150/92 high enough to cause a stroke?

MAYBE: This depends on the circumstances/age/general health or frailty of the patient.I doubt it would do so in a 19 yo but it deserves an evaluation, lifestyle/diet modification and likely treatment if it does not respond to lifestyle changes. ...Read more

19

19
Can taking a blood pressure medicine lower the risk of heart attacks?

Can taking a blood pressure medicine lower the risk of heart attacks?

BP meds' effects: Controlling your blood pressure with medication does lower your risk of heart attacks. It also reduces your risk of kidney disease and/or failure and strokes. You blood pressure (BP) should be < 140 systolic. The lower your bp, without symptoms of dizziness or weakness, the better your chances are of avoiding these complications. See your doctor for more advice. ...Read more

20

20
Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

BP of 170/150: Your blood pressure is significantly elevated and is, therefore, poorly controlled. Your hypothyroidism is not masking it. As a young woman, you need to speak to your physician (P) about either increasing your BP meds, from one to more agents and considering the fact that you have secondary hypertension (SH) and working up for that possibility. See you P for more help, as your P knows you best. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
1,181 doctors shared insights

Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
2 doctors shared insights

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