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Went to ER last night. Been dealing anxiety for the past few months. HR 130 ( unusual over 90) and BP 194/89 ( never that high). My chest was pounding so badly ( already have 24/7 after Biaxin). EKG, X-ray, blood, stress test ok. Is heart or anxiety?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry

In brief: Acute Anxiety

Believe in WONDER of 3 Billion muscle cells in your Heart working together to pump Blood with Oxygen to all parts of body and brain since you were born.
, and Even with HR 130, BP 194/89 and effects of Biaxin, EKG, X-ray, blood, stress test are normal. High HR and high systolic BP can be due to Anxiety. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety •Therapy for Stress •Relaxation

In brief: Acute Anxiety

Believe in WONDER of 3 Billion muscle cells in your Heart working together to pump Blood with Oxygen to all parts of body and brain since you were born.
, and Even with HR 130, BP 194/89 and effects of Biaxin, EKG, X-ray, blood, stress test are normal. High HR and high systolic BP can be due to Anxiety. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety •Therapy for Stress •Relaxation
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In brief: Workup

Continue the workup they suggested.
Full exam, medical and surgical history, pregnancy status, and a review of all your symptoms needed. Do you take birth control or smoke? Make sure you follow up with your primary and get a holter monitor/ZIO patch. Make sure you don't smoke especially if you take birth control. These boxes are not a medical diagnosis and definitely trust ER docs but follow up

In brief: Workup

Continue the workup they suggested.
Full exam, medical and surgical history, pregnancy status, and a review of all your symptoms needed. Do you take birth control or smoke? Make sure you follow up with your primary and get a holter monitor/ZIO patch. Make sure you don't smoke especially if you take birth control. These boxes are not a medical diagnosis and definitely trust ER docs but follow up
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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
Also, you need to initiate lifestyle changes for your hypertension and perform home monitoring as recommended by the American Heart Association. Eat a heart healthy diet and monitor your salt intake. Hypertension has no symptoms but can lead to coronary artery disease, kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and more. Know your family history and continue your follow up. Good luck to you.
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/SymptomsDiagnosisMonitoringofHighBloodPressure/Home-Blood-Pressure-Monitoring_UCM_301874_Article.jsp#.V0ORtGP0dsM
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Rely on ER diagnosis

The diagnosis made by the ER is much more reliable than anything anyone can conclude on a distant forum like this one.
I suspect they said anxiety, not cardiac. If so, you can rely on it.

In brief: Rely on ER diagnosis

The diagnosis made by the ER is much more reliable than anything anyone can conclude on a distant forum like this one.
I suspect they said anxiety, not cardiac. If so, you can rely on it.
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