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My heart rate is 70 yet my blood pressure is 168. Is this OK ?

My heart rate is 70 yet my blood pressure is 168 over 104 i weigh 210 am 5'10" and have little body fat and a 34" waist what 's up not sure why I have high blood pressure my heart rate is 68 bpm my blood pressure is168 over 104 i am 5 10 weigh 210 have little body fat and a 34 inch waist no longer smoke and occasionally drink I walk half an hour a day any guesses or suggestions my diet is healthy although I love cheese
Asked On : Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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to make sure, why not get a 2d echo test done and check your ef%. this will indicate the pumping capacity of your heart. please log into for more information on CAD. or send me a mail to
Answered: Sat, 12 Mar 2011
Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
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A rising heart rate does not cause your blood pressure to increase at the same rate.
Even though your heart is beating more times a minute, healthy blood vessels dilate (get larger) to allow more blood to flow through more easily. When you exercise, your heart speeds up so the blood can reach your muscles. It may be possible for your heart rate to double safely, while your blood pressure may respond by only increasing a modest amount.
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