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Can kidney issues result in raised heart rate with minimal activity?

I am a 43 year old healthy female who developed a UPJ obstruction with severe hydronephrosis and a severely enlarged right kidney. During a ureteroscopy it was found that my kidney was completely blocked and I ended up with a nephrostomy tube and was scheduled for a pyeloplasty a month later. I developed high blood pressure and sinus tachycardia (150-160) while still in the hospital. I have always been healthy up to this point and have always had low blood pressure and low heart rate. I was placed on Metoprolol while still in the hospital,which worked well. However, I had an anaphylactic reaction which required inubation and ventilator. I was taken off of Metoprolol (since it interferes with epinephrine) and placed on Norvasc. I am now home and still have a stent in place which will be removed in 2 1/2 weeks from now. My B/P is still very high and my resting HR is 100. Minimal activity raises my HR to 120-150. Is this due to my kidney issues?
Tue, 1 Aug 2017
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Difficult to say without seeing you. Often, high frequencies are observed in patients with an ongoing infection. I would suggest a urine culture and urinalysis, CBC and CRP. I suppose you are not on medications that may justify your symptoms. Do a thyroid screen. Let me know,

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Can kidney issues result in raised heart rate with minimal activity?

Difficult to say without seeing you. Often, high frequencies are observed in patients with an ongoing infection. I would suggest a urine culture and urinalysis, CBC and CRP. I suppose you are not on medications that may justify your symptoms. Do a thyroid screen. Let me know, Andrea