Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

166 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

15 yr-old boy with BP of 135/65, pulse 68 weight

15 yr-old boy with blood pressure of 135/65, pulse 68 weight 127lbs and 5'11 ? Is he at risk for heart problems? Has always been very active. Wants to play soccer in the school team and states that after very strenuous exercise he feels stabbing mild pain in the heart area which goes away after resting for ~5min. I m concerned because I know a boy who died playing basketball at age 18.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
  User's Response
's  Response
It's a tough problem. The elevated systolic pressure can be followed for a short period. Does he lift weights? Systolic pressure elevations are seen in weight lifters. Although the most chest pain in adolescents is not related to heart problems, a few are. He needs to be checked out by a concerned physician, and possibly referred for a stress test and an echo to rule out things like a prolapsed mitral valve or hyperplastic left ventricle.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

45 yr old female Hypothyrodism (13 yrs), 3 weeks ago fainted TSH 14, doctor prescribed 137 mcg synthroid. Since day of fainting blood pressure and pulse very high (resting (lowest 128/68 pulse 92) after walking up stairs (152/75 pulse 101) feel shaky. Told doctor 3 weeks ago feel shaking and they said it will go away. Will it go away, or should I see another doctor.

doctor1 MD

im a 36 year old weight 178 black woman..i just had a blood pressure test done with a machine at my job..the results were systolic 128 diastolic 104 pulse 68.Do i need to schedule an appt. with my doctor or are these results ok for me. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

i am a 15 years old boy and i am studying. i am an obese with about 90 kg weight. Yesterday i faced severe headache. my blood pressure was 135/65 and body temp was 97 deg F. today i am fine with no headache but my BP is 138/74 again. my body temp is 97.8 deg F. Pls suggest if there is any health problem.

Recent questions on  Hypertension

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir, My mother is a patient of high blood pressure and sugar. A week back she suffered from a paralysis attack. Her right side is affected. Right now she is unable to move right side and is unable to speak or express herself. Please advise care cure of it.

doctor1 MD

I was diagnosed with primary hypertension at age 25. My average reading at diagnosis was 145/110, with peak reading at 185/120. In the past few years, my blood pressure readings have averaged out to slightly above normal with medications, averaging 125/95. However, yesterday I had a higher reading of 150/105 and earlier tonight my blood pressure spiked to 140/115 but has now dropped back down to 135/90. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 25 with a fasting blood sugar of 185. Now my blood sugar is in close to normal levels and is treated with Metformin and diet. My A1C is also in normal ranges. I was diagnosed with high cholesterol at age 26. At diagnosis, my total cholesterol was 310. Now it is down to 210 with medication and diet. At diagnois, my LDL cholesterol was 220 and has now dropped to 135 with medications. At diagnosis my HDL cholesterol was 90 and has now risen to 75 with my total cholesterol level being 210 at my last appointment with my cardiologist which was two weeks ago. I have been obese for most of my life and have been unable to lose much weight even with diet and exercise. At my heaviest, I weighed 285 pounds and am now down to 245 pounds which is about 110 pounds overweight.; Relevant drugs:I take Metformin, Benicar, and Vytorin. ) on Sat 10, Jul 2010 09:57pm : Last night, I felt naseous and had waves of slight pain and pressure in my chest. I also felt pain in my jawline and left elbow area, which came and went in waves. I was sweating more than usual and was dizzy, but felt better with rest. Today I went about my normal routine, but felt dizzy when I went on my evening walk and now my left arm is numb. With my history, should I go to the ER just be sure this isn t cardiac related?

doctor1 MD

What is the chance for survival for a person undergoing off-pump redo CABG to the one artery (LAD) left to be bypassed? Left ventricular function around 50% Hypertension, Hypothyroid problems, diabetes from medication Had CABG 4 years ago and now LAD is the only artery that can be operated on and has two blockages.                                                                  

doctor1 MD

my father has a hypertension since 10 years &started amlodipine since 8 years before month ago he feels severe headache and his physician gave him cinazine and aspirin ,he is 62 yrs oll smoker ,aweek ago ,aperipheral edema in his legs I just want to know if there is any containdication especially that coth are vasodilators?

doctor1 MD

how often can you take Prednisone? I have reallybad inflamation in my hands and it took it away . The swelling has come back now and I dont know that much about it.

doctor1 MD

Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong history of recurring clinical depression . Currently takes medication for depression and hypertension,...

doctor1 MD

Im a 70 year old stage two diabetic. I woke up in the night with dry heaves...I just went to the store and fell faint and nauseated. I rested for 30 minutes and felt a lot better. I home now and concerned ! I had low blood presure. Now its 128...