Re: EKG ADVICE/high blood pressure
An EKG has nothing to do with bp and is nothing to worry about. Mine was perfectly norma (except for the rapid heart beat)l when I had broken my arm in two, was in terrible pain with the lower half of my arm flopping aournd, had a pulse of over 130, and a sytolic of 200. Have your MD take your bp at least two times in his office, the second after he's talked with you for 10 minutes while you've been resting and after you done the deep breathing that comes with part of the examination. In my experience, there can be a very significant drop, and that will be evidence of the white coat in your case.