Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Expert Forum
Is high blood pressure difficult to control if AFIB is a constant?
About This Forum:

Questions in the Peripheral Arterial Disease forum are answered by Dr. Lee Kirksey, associate professor at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Topics covered include abdominal aortic aneurysm , amputation, arteriovenous fistula, atherectomy, carotid artery surgery , cholesterol , claudication, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) , endovascular aortic stent graft (EVAR), stent placement , stroke prevention, varicose veins , and venous insufficiency .

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Is high blood pressure difficult to control if AFIB is a constant?

I have AFIB and blood pressure that is very extreme high to low.  Of course there are normal reading days also.  Should the blood pressure be treated first or the AFIB
Related Discussions
469720_tn?1388149949
Afib or atrial fibrillation is an abnormal rhythm to the atrium, one of the four heart chambers. It can affect your blood pressure in different ways depending upon the varying rate of the heart, be it uncontrolled  or controlled (less than 80 beats per minute) It can also cause other problems including blood clots that dislodge and cause a stroke.

As you can see it's very important to have your heart rate controlled. The choice to control one or the other first depends upon where your heart rate and blood pressure reside when you see your physician. She will use her judgement to determine how to proceed.

Sometime merely controlling the heart rate permits better bp control. Seek immediate treatment for this problem. good luck
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
469720_tn?1388149949
Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
cleveland, OH
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank