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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Are shortness of breath and elevated BP levels a cause for concern?

Hi, I am a 51 year old male with a resting heartbeat of approx. 50 bpm. I am waiting for knee surgery and am currently unable to run. However I cycle (40k) twice a week. I weigh 107Kg and am 172 cm. Recently, I have become short of breath walking up flights of stairs. My bp has recently been measured at 136/90. Do I need to see my GP urgently please?.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016
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Urologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM.
As a specialist,i feel,your B.P.'s isn't alarmingly high.
Along with cycling,reduce calorie intake,so as to reduce your body weight.
Without reducing body weight below 100 kg,don't consider replacement.
For evaluation of breathlessness,you'll need to do following tests :
1. blood routine,RBS,LFT,creatinine,chest X-ray and ECG.
2. TMT.( treadmill test ).
According to reports,the physician or cardiologist,may do an echo-scan.
If you've any doubts,send the reports to me,as a direct question.
Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.
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