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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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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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What kind of exercises can keep heart healthy and lower blood pressure?

Aerobic: Aerobic exercise at least 4 times a week for 30 minutes. Consult a physician before starting a exercise regimen. Warm up before and stretch before and after. Have fun and enjoy exercising. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my heart feels weird after taking a blood pressure medicine?

Could you tell me why my heart feels weird after taking a blood pressure medicine?

Symptom: Not enough information to know if the medication is related to your feeling wierd. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my heart feels weird after taking a blood pressure medicine?

What do you suggest if my heart feels weird after taking a blood pressure medicine?

Need more specifics: But this is a good thing to talk to your doctor about. There are umpteen different medicines and your doctor needs to work with you to find the one that works, with the best side effect profile. ...Read more

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What is the difference between systolic and daistolic blood pressure in heart block?

What is the difference between systolic and daistolic blood pressure in heart block?

Complex question: When the left ventricle contract the aortic valve open and blood is pump to aorta. The peak pressure at that moment is systolic. When lt ventricle is relax the pressure at the aorta is called diastolic. Pulse pressure is the pressure to create the pulse and isthe difference between sys vs dias. Now, during 3 degree av block the lt ventricular filling will decrease and systolic wil decrease. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old. What is the range for my heart range as well as my blood pressure?

I am 19 years old. What is the range for my heart range as well as my blood pressure?

No one right answer: There is no one answer that will satisfy you. A healthy heart will have a variety of pulses and a variety of blood pressures. The bigger question a physician will ask you, given that heart disease is a problem of older age and not a problem of young teenagers, is why you are worrying needlessly about such things as your heart rate and blood pressure. You failed to give us any medical history. ...Read more

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What physiological signals in the heart change systolic blood pressure with exercise?

What physiological signals in the heart change systolic blood pressure with exercise?

Sympathetic nerves: During exercise the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated. The catecholamines released as well as direct stimulation on the heart result in a faster heart rate as well as increased contractility which raises cardiac output. This increases the rate of volume/pressure rise into the vasculature (dp/dt). This increases bp. ...Read more

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Are the heart related side effects or rebound effects of blood pressure meds permanent?

Are the heart related side effects or rebound effects of blood pressure meds permanent?

BP Meds: 1/ side effects of blood pressure meds (BPM) are usually transient and non-lasting. They will disappear upon discontinuation. 2/bpm do control and not cure high blood pressure... So when you discontinue pbm, blood pressure will return to previous levels. ...Read more

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And what exactly is blood pressure? Is it the pressure of the blood as it exits the heart?

And what exactly is blood pressure? Is it the pressure of the blood as it exits the heart?

Precisely: The pressure is generated by the heart and depends on several factors. Blood volume and hormonal influences also effect a person's blood pressure. ...Read more

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My heart is healthy and my blood pressure is sometimes 110/85, 110/70, and 120/80 and 130/80/ Is it normal?

My heart is healthy and my blood pressure is sometimes 110/85, 110/70, and 120/80 and 130/80/ Is it normal?

NORMAL: BLOODPRESSURE READINGS MAY VAIRY AT
DIFFIRENT TIMES OF THE DAY AND FROM DAY TO DAY
NORMAL VALUES 140\90 TO 100\60 MMHG ...Read more

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What is the heart doing when a person has high blood pressure?

What is the heart doing when a person has high blood pressure?

Pumping: But it's pumping against a higher total peripheral resistance which in time can cause a reduction in the strength of contraction (ejection fraction) and eventually leads to congestive heart failure (over many years). ...Read more

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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

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Is the blood pressure in the lungs separate from the heart blood pressure?

Is the blood pressure in the lungs separate from the heart blood pressure?

Yes: Oxygen poor venous blood flows to the right side of the heart. It is then pumped into the lungs, and from there goes to the left side of the heart which pumps it into the arteries to the entire body. The commonly measured pressure is the arterial pressure from the lt side of the heart. The pressure in the lungs is from the rt side of the heart, is much lower, and takes an echocardiogram to measure. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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