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Is a blood pressure of 212/100 required immediate attention?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Is a blood pressure of 212/100 an emergency situation
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Your blood pressure values are really high!

For this reason, I recommend going to the ER for a physical exam and some tests:

- a chest X ray study
- a resting ECG
- complete blood count-
- kidney and liver function tests
- blood electrolytes

In the meantime, I recommend taking a tablet of Captopril or Nifedipine sublingual.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Let me know about everything!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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