Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
low pulse rate , high blood pressure
Hi,  I am a very fit 56 year old male with a low resting pulse rate. I have recently experienced
some high blood pressure readings. 170/100 has been the highest.
I took my pulse at the gym today before my workout and it was 159/92 with a pulse of 50.
After my workout it was 157/84 with a pulse of 62.  
My friend has suggested i give up the 3 cups of coffee i have in the morning ??
I don't smoke, drink socially on the weekends, am not overweight ( normal BMI ),
take no meds except a baby aspirin for arthritis and symbicourt , 2 puffs morning and night
for asthma.
Is it possible for a low athletic heart rate to give an inaccurate blood pressure reading ?
( as the pressure is measured between the beats and the time would be longer for me
  than say for someone with a more normal daytime heartbeat of 75 )
Puzzled
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar_universal
I am exactly in similar situation. I have been exercising regular all my life. I am 66 years old, do weights and play tennis regularly. But my blood pressure is above 170/90 and pulse rate is 50! Finally, I am going on medication to control my BP.
--1943
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
I am 42, 5-10", 170 lbs. I got on Liprinisol and take Crestor 3 times per wk. over a year ago. Because I exercise regularly since age 30, I have this issue of denial. My pulse runs around 58-62. I only take half of a the lowest dose of BP med because of the denial. I am addicted to nicotine, I quit chewing tobacco 5 months ago but chew nicotine gum a lot and smoke about three times daily. I drink alcohol (beer) on weekends and smoke like an old coal boat during! I guess I am not a moderator! I play squash, Racquetball, tennis along with weight training, not a nut but I am fit for my age. After reading this forum, I will probably take my prescribed dose and try and beat this nicotine thing. I think controlling your BP is paramount for prevention. I, like you have realized to control the BP first.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
I went to the gym and got an assessment with a trainer. BP was high 150/90. Managed to work the treadmill heart rate up to 155 and bring it down to 110 within a couple minutes. Went to the pharmacy for BP 127/77 and pulse was 42..WT heck..in shape or out of shape?..I'm 50. 5'11" and 192 lbs
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
I am a 51 year old male. My BP is normally within the range of 117/130 over 77/84.. Last Sunday, Oct 17, I ran a full marathon. Monday-Wednesday, I've checked my BP numerous times. It has shot up as high as 150 over 88. Try it after 5 minutes, and its 140 over 85. Tried it a few times, and the lowest was 135 over 86. This morning at 7am, the BP was 126/83.... So, I'm not sure whats going on... By the way, my resting heart rate is normally 47-50. These past few days, it only gets to as low as 55. Is this fluctation related to the marathon, and my body is taking more time to recover?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
low pulse rate , high blood pressure
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on 0213
4 hrs ago
Avatar_universal
Blank
Paxiled commented on Men How to Keep It UP...
6 hrs ago
Avatar_universal
Blank
Paxiled commented on Some Foods From The O...
6 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland