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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Valium (Definition)

Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more


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How does Valium affect the heart blood pressure?

How does Valium affect the heart blood pressure?

Usually lowers: Benzodiazepines, like valium, usually reduces your anxiety and lowers your blood pressure ... But some patients have a paradoxical effect and can become more anxious and have higher blood pressure. ... ...Read more

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What should be your blood pressure to avoid heart problems?

What should be your blood pressure to avoid heart problems?

Reducing risk: Less tahn 140. Less tahn 130 if you are diabetic. BP is only one component of a program to reduce risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure usually low in someone with heart failure?

Is blood pressure usually low in someone with heart failure?

No: In CHF pts:systolic blood pressure - the top number of the blood pressure reading - lower than 100 mmhg had a mortality rate of 50 percent, significantly higher than the 32-percent rate observed in a comparison group of patients who had pressures between 130 and 139 mmhg. Low diastolic blood pressure - the lower number of a blood pressure reading - was also linked to increased mortality. ...Read more

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Does your blood pressure change when your having a heart problem?

Does your blood pressure change when your having a heart problem?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure has many components to it and varies depending on the interplay. It changes with problems but also with varied normal conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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