Re: racing heart after climbing stairs - possible solution
Originally Posted by senor pedro
... I measured my blood pressure - it was very high (230/130)! The highest reading I ever had!
Wow! Like you said, that is very high!
My brother had readings like that a few weeks before he suffered a massive stroke.
So the cause of the racing heart incidents may be due to high blood pressure.
But..... what is causing the high blood pressure? Clogged arteries? Poor diet? Exposure to chemicals, pollution, stimulants, etc.?
The racing heart and painful heart pangs occur only when I climb stairs - no other activity.
So.... sounds like your heart is having problems when under stress. Have you had any stress tests on your heart? Have you had any medical tests on your circulatory system? Do you have a history of health or heart problems?
Your fellow patients on HealthBoards can tell you of their personal experiences and provide you with some input but there is no substitute for medical tests under the supervision of medical professionals.
CHF,AFib,HBP,Diabetes,Asthma since 1987
⇒ Avg BP 2008-2017: 119/69 readings: 7,514
⇒ Avoid unhealthy chemicals,odors,irritants
⇒ 1500 cal diet and exercise
⇒ 6.25 coreg; .125 digoxin
Last edited by Machaon; 12-17-2010 at 06:32 AM.