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Blood pressure 127/67, isthe pulse pressure difference a problem? Age

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Blood pressure 127/67, isthe pulse pressure difference a problem?
Age 68
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr. D.J. :

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Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

This is not a problem if you do not have any sympXXXXX XXXXXke dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath.

Dr. D.J. :

The pulse pressure difference is common at old age due to the hardening of the arteries.

Dr. D.J. :

This makes them less compressible with blood pressure uff resulting in falsely elevated pulse pressure.

Dr. D.J. :

Another explanation is moderate aortic regurgitation due to the degenerative changes in the aortic valve area.

Customer:

I forgot to mention I have a low resting pulse rate range 55 -59

Dr. D.J. :

This condition will usually cause at least some symptoms with physical activities.

Dr. D.J. :

Echocardiogram will be able to assess any problem in aortic valve area.

Dr. D.J. :

Low pulse rate can be due to the vagal tone if your exercise regularly.

Dr. D.J. :

Also betablockers can lower your heart rate

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