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Why would a patient be on blood thinner for high heart rate?

Why would a patient be on blood thinner for high heart rate?

Not for heart rate: Blood thinners don't really affect heart rate. Drugs like Coumadin (warfarin) (a powerful blood thinner) would be given to someone with a high risk of blood clots. Certain heart rhythm problems are significant risk factors for getting blood clots. Aspirin is also a blood thinner and is used to prevent heart attacks. The blood thinners are probably being given for one of these reasons. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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Is it typical for your heart rate and blood pressure to drop extremely low (where BP cannot be taken) after having a tonic clonic seizure?

Is it typical for your heart rate and blood pressure to drop extremely low (where BP cannot be taken) after having a tonic clonic seizure?

Varies: It is not unusual but it varies. The blood pressure can some times be elevated. and pulse can be rapid. The pt may be dehydrated as to cause the blood pressure to fall. If this persist then the pt needs to see a cardiologist. The seizure itself can have immense effect on the body vital signs. ...Read more

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What is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension /high blood pressure?

What is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension  /high blood pressure?

No one rate: There is no one "safe" heart rate for someone with hypertension. Cage normal range for heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute, but it varies throughout the day, with stress and activity, and with someone with high blood pressure, certain medications will effect the heart rate. Che key factor is whether a specific heart rate (fast or slow) is causing symptoms or is consistently out of range. ...Read more

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If a male 89 has a heart attack is in ICU with low blood pressure has had Blood thinners should there be operation at some point for heart blockage?

If a male 89 has a heart attack is in ICU
with low blood pressure has had Blood thinners should there be operation at some point for heart blockage?

MI and need for surg: The decision to operate is based on evidence of coronary vascular disease. It appears that the angiogram was negative recently. He also had valvular disease which complicates things. Other factors come into play, the rest of his medical history will be used to determine his risks for surgery if needed. When the cardiologist determines why the heart attack occurred you can address fixing it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have low blood pressure and a high pulse rate ?

Is it possible to have low blood pressure and a high pulse rate ?

Yes: Most commonly seen in dehydration, but blood loss, medications, certain illnesses and metabolic conditions can be the underlying cause. Especially if symptoms present, seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a high pulse rate on a 37yro man who has extremely high blood pressure and is on 2different meds for blood press. Pulse stays around 102?

What is a high pulse rate on a 37yro man who has extremely high blood pressure and is on 2different meds for blood press. Pulse stays around 102?

Additional testing: Though not very common , some patients have high levels of catacholamines such as epinepherine or norepinephrine. These and other levels need to be checked in the serum and urine. Beta blockers ideally with Alpha blocking ability may be helpful in the interim. ...Read more

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I have a very high heart rate while exercising and a very low heart rate while resting. Is this normal or do I need to see a doctor?

I have a very high heart rate while exercising and a very low heart rate while resting. Is this normal or do I need to see a doctor?

Physical fitness?: Well conditioned athletes often have low heart rates at rest (sometimes 40 - 50 bpm). Your maximum heart rate should be 220 - age (i.e. ~171 bpm for a 49 y/o). If your heart rate rises above this, abruptly rises to this rate, or you have dizziness, short breath, or chest pain, see a cardiologist to make sure you're not experiencing an arrhythmia. Otherwise, this range is normal for athletes ...Read more

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Would it be unhealthy to have very low blood pressure while taking meds for high blood pressure?

Would it be unhealthy to have very low blood pressure while taking meds for high blood pressure?

Yes: Your doctor should be following your bp, and if it is becoming symptomatically low, then may need to reduce one or all of your meds. ...Read more

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How might you have high blood pressure but a low heart rate?

How might you have high blood pressure but a low heart rate?

They aren't: necessarily related, blood pressure can be from constricted vessels even if heart output low, and they can be controlled by different blood chemicals ...Read more

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Is your blood pressue high when a person may be having a heart attack?

Is your blood pressue high when a person may be having a heart attack?

It could be: Your blood pressure could be high when you are having a heart attck. It could also be very low when you are in what we call cardiogenic shock. ...Read more

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At what age is a person susceptible for high blood pressure?

Any age.: I have seen blood pressure in overweight teenagers, and there are certain diseases that predispose to blood pressure becoming high early. In people who have strong family history, are obese, and are physically out of shape, it is not uncommon to see high blood pressure in the mid to late 30s. I find by the 50s, even some very thin and fit people can have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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My heart rate is at 60-65bpm resting with a blood pressure at 155/80 is this normal for my heart rate to be so slow with a high blood pressure. I'm 20?

My heart rate is at 60-65bpm resting with a blood pressure at 155/80 is this normal for my heart rate to be so slow with a high blood pressure. I'm 20?

High blood pressure: The resting heart rate is of little significance in this case. What is much more concerning is the blood pressure of 155/80. That is quite a bit too high and in a young person suggests that an evaluation for hypertension is indicated. ...Read more

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Why does a doctor give nitroglycerin for a patient with high blood pressure?

Why does a doctor give nitroglycerin for a patient with high blood pressure?

Dilation of vessels: Nitroglycerin is only used in emergency situations, it works by causing dilation of blood vessels, which will then help to lower blood pressure. This also may cause a patient to get a headache as Nitroglycerin causes widespread dilation of blood vessels including blood vessels in the brain. ...Read more

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Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more


Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more