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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Valvular Heart Disease
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User :   My husband blood pressure in right arm 162/104 pul.96 in his left arm 172/113 pul.104 i made a dr. appt. next week but should i take him to the hospital with these reading not sure?

Doctor :   Hi
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let me read it.
Doctor :   if you don't have any other reading then you can take these.
User :   no should i take him to the hospital now because of his blood pressure not sure if this is to high or should i wait for doctor next week?
Doctor :  
what other symptoms does he have?
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User :   heavy breathing, he is over weight, heartburn alot, sharp pain in both legs only at night,
Doctor :  
Have you taken/taking any medicines or had any consultation with a Doctor earlier?
User :   no he has not, he is always thirsty
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User :   ok ? what do you mean?
Doctor :  
taking him to a hospital now is a good option considering him.
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and his health status.
User :   need to ask 1 more question
Doctor :  
go ahead
User :   I really want to know what blood pressure do you take someone to the hospital please answer. I do think i my have been over exaggerating some his heavy breathing is not that bad, he is over weight and is thirsty alot. he does go to the gym alot he doent have headaches or does not sweat.
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i will provide you with the relevant information.
User :   ok i can wait you will let me know in a few mints.
Doctor :  
your husband is suggestive of Hypertension.
Doctor :  
HTN is caused by rise in Blood pressure
Doctor :   noral pressure is 100/80mm hg
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mild rise above this is considered as pre hypertensive.
Doctor :   crossing the mark of 140 is definitive of hypertension
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and needs an immediate medical attention
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do you follow what i say?

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