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Elevated Pulse

I'm a 40 year old hispanic female.  My current weight is 138#.  I have not been working out much in the last three months and consequently I have gained about 15#.  I just started back to my workout routine but my pulse is pretty high.  It is usually anywhere from 90-100 bpm prior to working out and that doesn't represent a resting pulse.  My blood pressure is usually low!  My concern is that my father and all of his siblings have died of massive heart attacks in their mid 50's. What can my elevated pulse represent?  Should I be concerned?  What tests should I require from my doctor?  Should I go directly to a cardiologist?  Oh! the only medication I take is .5mg of Lexapro.

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Just start excercising again and drop that 15 lbs, watch your sodium intake and watch your fat intake. GO see your regular doctor and have a fasting blood lipid panel done, this will tell you what your good and bad cholesteral levels. Also tell your doctor about your family history.
From there the two of you can devise a plan that will help make you a lil old lady..about 40 years down the road!
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