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bankchick posted:
My blood pressure tonight was 144/118 and my bpm was 197. I am aalready on meds and beta blocker. Any suggestions on how else to bring pulse down as well as blood pressure? I can't hardly catch my breath and it's lasting over 15 minutes.
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billh99 responded:
With a heart rate of 197 you need to be checked out by a doctor NOW.

Although you might not have it now it don't put this off. Most likely you will get a 24 hr monitor to catch the next time this happens.


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