I am a 69 years old female and have hypertension
What might be going on? Two years ago I had a heart XXXXXXX and the report indicated all major arteries were patently open.
I call the cardiologists office and the said to keep a record of my bp and show it to the doctor at my six month appointment in XXXXXXX .
What suggestions do you have, please.
Please refer to the detailed answer below
After going through the medical details provided by you I can understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that some people do have variation in BP readings at different times of the day so it’s important to adjust the medication and it’s dosage according to those variations.
A BP beyond 180 systolic needs medical attention, it’s highly advisable that you should meet your cardiologist as soon possible because the medications needs to be titrated.
As your heart rate is on the lower side it advisable to reduce the dose of coreg to half of what you are taking and switch valsartan to morning along with addition of 5 mg Of amlodipine in the evening.
Along with this healthy lifestyle modifications are highly recommended which includes low salt diet, daily morning walks, healthy diet, no smoking.
Also it’s advisable to get an echocardiogram done.
I hope this information will guide you properly.
Dr Bhanu partap