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I am a male of 83 and my blood pressure

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Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I am a male of 83 and my blood pressure reading is 114 over 90 with a pulse of 143

I think this is something for me to be worried about.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes I suggest an ECG

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

The blood pressure reading is fine. The pulse is somewhat higher. If it is consistently staying higher on many readings and here is no physiological answer for it, then I will suggest an ECG to rule out rhythm disturbances.

It doesnot seem like an emergency unless there are any other symptoms present.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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