Top
18
Doctor insights on: Pacemaker And Blood Pressure

Share
1

1
My blood pressure is 147 over 99 with a pulse of 99. I have a pacemaker. Is this to high?

My blood pressure is 147 over 99 with a pulse of 99. I have a pacemaker. Is this to high?

BP/Pacemaker: Blood pressure (BP) is too high. Goal is ~120/80 — need additional meds to lower your bp. With pacer the heart rate may be "normal" if the pacemaker is sensing/tracking your own organic pacemaker, which at your age I suspect that it is, and this would be a normally functioning pacer. Otherwise, the sensor in your pacemaker may have been set too high. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Gabor
2 doctors shared insights

Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


2

2
On blood pressure meds. Most of the time normal. Some times drops to in mid ninety over mid fifties. Have pacemaker and on warfarin?

Can be normal: Your blood pressure constantly fluctuates, so relying on one pressure reading out of many is likely not an accurate reflection of what is usual for you. More importantly pay attention to your blood pressure trends. If your blood pressure drops to the mid 90s/50s, and you're not having symptoms such as light-headedness, it's probably ok. Consult your physician. ...Read more

3

3
I have a pacemaker due to afib. My medication is solatol and warfarin. Is this a correct combination? I have never had high blood pressure.

I have a pacemaker due to afib.  My medication is solatol and warfarin.  Is this a correct combination? I have never had high blood pressure.

Depends: This certainly sounds like a reasonable medical regimen for someone with atrial fibrillation in whom the physician and the patient are working towards keeping your rhythm normal. However, to know for sure, more information is really required. ...Read more

4

4
I am 63 and havelow blood pressure. Do I have an increased chance of having a pace maker someday?

I am 63 and havelow blood pressure. Do I have an increased chance of having a pace maker someday?

No: Having low blood pressure, if anything, would have a protective effect against heart disease, and lessen your likelihood of needing a pacemaker. Pacemakers are only needed for low heart rates, not low blood pressures. ...Read more

5

5
If my blood pressure goes real high and real low would a AV node ablation help me not go fast nor to low? I know I would be dependent on my pacemaker.

If my blood pressure goes real high and real low would a AV node ablation help me not go fast nor to low? I know I would be dependent on my pacemaker.

AbsolutelyNot, BP is: Determined by the interaction of cardiac output combined with relative opening (Total Peripheral Resistance) of all the arterioles (end arteries just prior to capillaries), body wide, both under direct split-second control from the brain 24/7. The AV node electrically links the atrial & ventricular muscles; does not directly affect cardiac output or TPR. Ablation would make you dependent & worse! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Blood pressure going up and down. Have lots of PRESSURE on my chest. Feels like it's about to bust. Pressure is very uncomfortable. Yes I have pacemaker?

Blood pressure going up and down. Have lots of PRESSURE on my chest. Feels like it's about to bust. Pressure is very uncomfortable. Yes I have pacemaker?

Need to go to ER: Please do not take this Chess Pressure lightly. It probably does not have anything to do with Pacemaker. But it could be Angina or Imminent heart Attack. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
I have been having heart palpitation in the evening should I be concerned? I have a pacemaker for bardycardia, Crohn's disease and high blood pressure. Taking atenolol for blood pressure.

I have been having heart palpitation in the evening should I be concerned? I have a pacemaker for bardycardia, Crohn's disease and high blood pressure. Taking atenolol for blood pressure.

If : If you have a pacemaker for bradycardia, and are on atenolol as well, palpitations should definitely be evaluated. It could be related to a slew of things, but is concerning given your history. You should see your cardiologist for the appropriate testing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

10

10
What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed. However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

11

11
I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is too high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is too high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

12

12
How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? e.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16-inch step?

How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? e.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16-inch step?

BP and excercise: It is normal for your blood pressure to increase during and right after exercising. If that is the reading about 20 minutes after resting, you should be concerned. Check with a local physician if that is the case. Otherwise, you should keep doing what you do. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
My blood pressure increase?

My blood pressure increase?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet — salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction — meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes — ever. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
How to check blood pressure?

How to check blood pressure?

Blood pressure: See a health care provider or try one of the machines at the local pharmacy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you physician. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Eat healthy food: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually causes high BP.

Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective.

Get some sunshine daily.

For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Blood pressure problem signs?

Blood Pressure Signs: Hypertension is often known as the 'silent' disease. It can be very high for a very long time without causing any noticeable symptoms.
But, common symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, fatigue, chest pain, irregular heart rhythms, sometimes shortness of breath.

It is wise to always know where your blood pressure is and to keep track of it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Corey Clay
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