Several years ago, I've had an aortic valve replacement (AVR). I now have bradycardia (low heart rate) and hypertension (high blood pressure). My doctor is talking pacemaker, which I would like to avoid.
Here are a couple of questions I have:
- I have found some info on the web on bradycardia and on hypertension. But I have not been able to find much on the combination of the two. Do the two of them have a common cause? Where can I find more information on both of them occuring together?
- Are there any dietary or lifestyle changes I can make that would improve both conditions?
- Any other thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.