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If you have atrial fib, heart rate in the low 50's and 'up and down' blood pressure, should you seek help or wait it out?

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Dr. Jose Soto
Family Medicine
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In brief: Need to call the doc

Depend on what symptoms are you having.
The heart rate on 50 beats per minutes and variable blood pressure might be even expected in someone with atrial fibrillation. It is important to check with your doctor. Bring your medications. Include any supplements, vitamins or over the counter meds. Changes in blood pressure and pulse might relate to other problems or changes in your heart. Call your doc.

In brief: Need to call the doc

Depend on what symptoms are you having.
The heart rate on 50 beats per minutes and variable blood pressure might be even expected in someone with atrial fibrillation. It is important to check with your doctor. Bring your medications. Include any supplements, vitamins or over the counter meds. Changes in blood pressure and pulse might relate to other problems or changes in your heart. Call your doc.
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