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Old 12-14-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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Event monitor

My doctor is setting me up to wear an Event monitor. I am pretty worried. My EKG was fine in the office, stress test ok, thallium stress fine, 3D echo fine too.

But my blood pressure is all over the place, I can go from 110/80 to 160/110 just by climbing the stairs. My diastolic is always high, sometimes I get 129/111 with a 112 pulse. I wake up almost every monring with a high pulse and out of breath, now I am so out of breath I can't even clean a window or shower without getting winded.


Although I am happy the other tests were fine, what could be wrong with my heart?

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Had your thyroids been check up?

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Had your thyroids been check up?

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He took blood for that today

 
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It seems tests have almost eliminated any serious heart condition. The symptoms you are experiencing can be of respiratory origin. Shortness of breath is the first symptom with pulmonary embolism and/or pulmonary thrombosis (clots). Your doctor may want to rule out those issues with a nuclear lung scan or pulmonary arteriogram. Has there been any test for pulmonary hypertention?

 
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It seems tests have almost eliminated any serious heart condition. The symptoms you are experiencing can be of respiratory origin. Shortness of breath is the first symptom with pulmonary embolism and/or pulmonary thrombosis (clots). Your doctor may want to rule out those issues with a nuclear lung scan or pulmonary arteriogram. Has there been any test for pulmonary hypertention?
No testing for pulmonary hypertension. I HOPE that's not what it is. that scares me to no end. I am not sure what my problem is.

I woke up today with a BP of 118/77 pulse 70, after a shower my BP was 127/96. If I go out shopping my pressure will be 150/105 pulse 99 after I sit.

I am not 100% sure what the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension are, I believe shortness of breath is one, but not sure if BP is part of it.

 
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Elevated BP is NOT a symptom of pulmonary hypertension.

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Elevated BP is NOT a symptom of pulmonary hypertension.

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I believe we understand that. If PH was causing high blood pressure it would be indirectly related by first enlarging the right ventricle, etc. Echo has ruled that out it seems.

 
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Re: Event monitor

No I just have a constant high diastolic, rarely does it goes into the 70's. It is usually in the 90's. 118/98 is probably not good, but I am seeing a new doctor and he is unaware of my diastolic issue. He seemed more concerned about my pulse.

My pressure can be 118/85 and I climb stairs and it jumps up to 165/100. I sit for a minute and it goes down to 144/94. He agreed that was not normal, even with hypertension but I dont see how an event monitor would help find anything since it doesnt take blood pressure.

 
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