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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 :   I just had my blood pressure checked at a CVS - the results were 186 over 108 with a heart rate of 95. I've this for a couple of days now with night sweats and gastrointestinal issues along with general fatigue.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status
User :   40 year old male, XXX, XXX, Married
Doctor :   What has the doctor diagnosed? Were any other tests done?
User :   I haven't seen a doctor yet, I'm trying to determine if I can wait til Monday to see a doctor or if I should head to the ER
Doctor :   You must head to ER
User :   How dangerous is having that BP and heart rate?
Doctor :   Your BP is very high
User :   Thanks, I'll head the hospital...any other advise?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Dont pnnic
Doctor :   as a BP is not instantaneously
Doctor :   dangerous, but over prolonged periods it is
User :   Thanks for your help
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