49 yr old, over-weight female with history of hypertension.
3 months ago I received a stint in renal artery for renal stenosis. After procedure BP was normal without mediaction for appx. one month, however hypertension returned and has not been alleviated. Follow-up CT scans and nuclear studies reveal no restenosis. I was placed on Norvasc, Altace and hydrochlorothiazide to control BP at 145/95 (average). Test for vasoactive amines was negative. Since starting medicines partial relief has been given to the flushing and severe face pain which occurred 1 month post stint procedure. Is flushing associated with BP? What is the deciding factor to determine if hypertension is truly idiopathic?
The flushing may b associated with bouts of hypertension and I would recommend checking your BP next time you have one of these episodes. You may also be experiencing early menopause so you should check this with your doctor. Hypertension is deemed idiopathic if all secondary causes are excluded.
54yr male athletic wt. normal notice bp 135/85 before breakfast 150/95 before lunch 117/77-125/80 in afternoon evening. is this anything to be concerned about? higher bp when rate is low 55 lower bp when rate is 75-80.
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