In November 2009, my blood pressure shot up, 190/100, while at work, it eventually come down, then on my days off it shot up again, I ended up calling 911 and they checked it and it was 200/100. They gave me nitroglycerin, baby aspirin, a shot in the arm and put me on oxygen, took me to the ER, sent me home 3 hours later, even though the blood pressure thingy, set to get my blood pressure was automatically checked every 15 minutes and set off an alarm every time, they even documented it as 165/90. Wanted me to follow up with my regular doctor. He put me on meds, and referred me to a heart doctor, I showed him my blood pressure records over the last year or so, average blood pressure was 165/90, never thought anything about
it, because it was consistent, when the heart doctor saw those numbers, he doubled my medication and ordered some tests, mri's etc. After these test, he told me that I had an ascending aortic aneurysm(4.05 cm) and 2 leaky heart valves(as of the last check about
3 months ago), none of these are serious according to him, and they will continue to monitor them. I am 51 years old now. I take 25 mg of lopressor a day(.5 tablet in the morning and .5 tablet in the afternoon) and 320 mg of diovan. My question is, should I get a second opinion. I am on a low-sodium and low-fat diet and my blood pressure runs low and my pulse even lower, it averages 48-58 all the time, even when I am working, and I am in direct care in a state mental facility. My arms and fingers tingle all the time. Thank you in advance for your help.
Post Edited (totallyforgiven) : 12/26/2012 5:37:08 PM (GMT-7)