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Have prostate cancer, Epilepsy and Depression. Taking Sertaline, Fenofibrate and Mag Oxide. BP 132/70 HR 50? Normal?

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BP 132/70 HR 50? May this be a problem for me?
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Posted Sun, 18 Aug 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 1 hour later
Dear patient,

Thanks for your concerns. Based on your cardiovascular risk factors, the main ones being male gender, age over 65 and hypertension, your blood pressure looks GREAT. You don't want to go too low on the blood pressure in patients over the age of 70 since it increases risk of falls and passing out spells. Most of the time at rest, your systolic blood pressure (top number) should be below 150.

As for the pulse, it also looks fantastic. The best pulse range at rest is between 50 and 60, but normal is between 50 and 100.

Best regards,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Cardiology
Mayo Clinic MN
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