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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   went to doctors 10 days ago for joint pain. also iVE been having papitations. my blood pressure was 191 over 121 my pulse was 126. had an ecg 2 days ago it was fine my bp was 154/86 my nurse said this was fine, my dad had his first heart attack at 29.                                                                                                                                  
Doctor :   Hi
User :   good afternoon
Doctor :   That is a High BP that you had
Doctor :   May I know your age
Doctor :   occupation
User :   43
Doctor :   gender
User :   female
Doctor :   When were you diagnosed to be Hypertensive?
User :   its always high when i go to gps,
Doctor :   When were you diagnosed to be Hypertensive?
User :   never been diagnosed do you think it could be white coat
Doctor :   Have you measured it at home?
Doctor :   154/86 is still high
User :   no but i am buying a bp monitor
Doctor :   Ok, buy one & the reading should be less than
Doctor :   130/90
User :   i was relaxed when i had my last bp done at gp but they say aslong as its near 150 its ok
Doctor :   You must get your BP measured thrice
Doctor :   on 3 different days
User :   i had to ask to have it taken last week
Doctor :   you are going to buy the monitor right?
User :   yes have ordered it from
User :   am more worried since beed to the docs
Doctor :   Ok, then as I said You must get your BP measured thrice on 3 different days
User :   it just my dad has had 3 heart attacks and 1 mini stroke hes only 61
Doctor :   keep the max limit as 140/90
Doctor :   anything more than this,
User :   how do i do it at home how many times
Doctor :   visit a Physician for the relevant treatment
Doctor :   Instruction will be provided
User :   had blood test done they were all okay
Doctor :   in the manual
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