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What do these heart rate of 54 and BP reading of 98/63 indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2015
Question: I am a 64-year old male and have been taking Metoprolol 25mg twice a day since 1984. My doctor added starting today Madiplot 2.5mg twice a day and Diovan 20mg in the morning. As I am now have a diabetes, too I take Glucophage XR 750 ( my glucose 2 hrs after a meal range from 109-125. However, I just took my blood pressure and heart rate and they were 98/63, pulse 54. Is this within the safe distance for me.
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Close monitoring of heart rate and blood pressure require.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mr. XXXX,

Thanks for your question.

I can understand your concern.

Your heart rate of 54 and blood pressure of 98/63 are lower but can be considered in acceptable limits.

But taking your age in to consideration further drop in blood pressure and heart rate is not acceptable.

It is advisable to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure closely.
Issue need to be discussed with your treating doctor.

There may be need to decrease the dose or to stop metoprolol or madiplot after discussing with your doctor.

Your mentioned blood sugar levels are fairly under control but it is advisable to monitor HbA1c level.

Hope I have answered your question.
I will be happy to answer your follow up questions, if any.
Otherwise close the question and rate the answer.

Regards,
Dr. Abhay Mali.
Diabetologist.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Abhay A Mali (40 minutes later)
What are the ideal BP and heart rates at my age?
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Blood pressure more than 100/60 and heart rate more than 60

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mr. XXXX,

Thanks for your follow up question.

Taking in to consideration of age and diabetic status your target should be
Blood pressure
- Systolic 100 to 140.
- Diastolic 60 to 80
Heart rate 60 to 100.

Hope I have answered your question.
Close the question and rate the answer.

Regards,
Dr. Abhay Mali.
Diabetologist.
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What do these heart rate of 54 and BP reading of 98/63 indicate?

Brief Answer: Close monitoring of heart rate and blood pressure require. Detailed Answer: Hi Mr. XXXX, Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern. Your heart rate of 54 and blood pressure of 98/63 are lower but can be considered in acceptable limits. But taking your age in to consideration further drop in blood pressure and heart rate is not acceptable. It is advisable to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure closely. Issue need to be discussed with your treating doctor. There may be need to decrease the dose or to stop metoprolol or madiplot after discussing with your doctor. Your mentioned blood sugar levels are fairly under control but it is advisable to monitor HbA1c level. Hope I have answered your question. I will be happy to answer your follow up questions, if any. Otherwise close the question and rate the answer. Regards, Dr. Abhay Mali. Diabetologist.