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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

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Dr. Charles Glueck
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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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What sort of disease is chronic high blood pressure?

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What sort of disease is chronic high blood pressure?

Insidious: Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may produce no symptoms until a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia, peripheral arterial disease, or kidney failure appear. Lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies are very effective in controlling the BP and the commensurate reduction in risk. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a blood clot after gallbladder surgery in a patient with high blood pressure and tachycardia?

What is the risk of a blood clot after gallbladder surgery in a patient with high blood pressure and tachycardia?

It depends: The high blood pressure and tachycardia(rapid heart rate)are common after surgery due to stress and not necessarily indicators or causes of a blood clot. However, some people do in fact develop a blood clot after surgery and a rapid heart rate might be a sign warranting further evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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What are the warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe or blood clot in the lung)?

What are the warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe or blood clot in the lung)?

Various: The usual warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe) include tachycardia (fast heart rate), dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain which can be pleuritic (ie hurts when you take a deep breath), fainting (known as syncope) and cyanosis (blue discoloration of the lips or nailbeds). ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure/nose bleeds result as a symptom of pregnancy?

Does high blood pressure/nose bleeds result as a symptom of pregnancy?

Strangely enough: It could be poor diet that causes both. Eating too many "empty calories" can cause nose bleeds and increased blood pressure, particularly all the sweet stuff. Pregnancy requires a pristine diet. ...Read more

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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

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Could a coronary fistula causes low BP in a hypertensive person?

Could a coronary fistula causes low BP in a hypertensive person?

Fistula : Don't know of a reason that a coronary fistula would cause a drop in BP if the BP was normal or elevated in the past . Consult your doc to see if there are other reasons. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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


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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more