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Suggest treatment for elevated pulse rate and BP

hi i am a 30 yr old female pulse rate is 79 blood pressure is 125/70 family history of heart disease. (grandmother on fathers side had 6 heart attacks last one large. my father had 2 heart attacks 1 when he was 41 then 11 months later the second which killed him) i was on duromine and had tachycardia my rate went up to 125 and blood pressure was up and had some palpitations which did not show up on ecg just wondering if i should wear a monitor for 24 hours. had blood test recently and my cholesterol is up.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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Hello,

Based on your family medical history, which gives you a higher risk for possible cardiac problems, I recommend you to do cardiac sonography and a cardiac stress test to see if everything is ok. You should keep in contact with a cardiologist. I don't think that an ECG Holter monitoring is important from what you are writing.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Anila Skenderi, General & Family Physician
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