I had a stress test done and Doctor said it looked good but my blood pressure was a little high. Said no treatment necessary yet. My diastolic pressure did go up. Not sure how high, maybe in the 90s. My resting blood pressure was 118/80. I am concerned because I work out regularly and at times with vigorous workouts/competitive sports. I am a 37 year old male, not over weight and in good overall shape. The reason for my stress test was because i have short palpitations once in a while. Is there a concern for me?
It is normal to have your blood pressure go up during exercise which it sounds like is what you experienced in your stress test. Some people can have extreme elevations in blood pressure during stress that can be abnormal though no treatment is likely to be indicated with normal resting blood pressure. It is normal to have some minor elevation in diastolic bp during the stress like an increase from the 80s to 90s. I hope this helps.
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