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Preparing oneself when suspecting a potential heart attack or a stroke.

I often fear that one day I might face a heart attack or a stroke. If my blood pressure elevated to above 150/90 and have my head pounding what should I do. Before rushing to the hospital what should I do or what medication should I take at the meantime?
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1701959 tn?1488551541
Hi there,

First of all....  if your BP is 150-90 you should talk to your doctor. They may want you to revise your diet or put you on a blood pressure medication. That is not too terribly high but it is crawling up there and is above "normal" range.

The advise I have always been told for a Heart Attack is to take asprin and NOT wait around until the last minute to go to the hospital.

But if anything, it should be more about prevention. Eat well, work out, have regular physicals etc.

Why do you have this fear?  I mean do you have a family history?  Are you high risk?  Or is it just a constant fear / thought you have?
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237039 tn?1264258057
I would certainly discuss this with your doctor and avoid taking anything until you have consulted with your doctor.  What gives you a feeling that you will have a heart attack or stroke?
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Hi Dolphin,

My question is, if in case my blood pressure suddenly shoots up beyond 150/90 what should I do in precaution before rushing to see the doctor.

I am currently taking HBP pills, but occasionally my BP fluctuates higher than usual, I do not have my immediate family history so far.

Many Thanks
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ChatterAlly,

I am currently under my doctor HBP prescription, but sometimes my BP fluctuates higher than usual.

Are there any indications, or some pre-warning before getting a heart attack or stroke?
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976897 tn?1379167602
No, a stroke or heart attack can come on very quick.
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237039 tn?1264258057
No warning whatsoever. With my  heart attacks or mini stroke. Especially with the mini stroke. I was watching TV one evening and all of a sudden the vision in my right eye went. In an instant I could only see the bottom of everything with my right eye.
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Many Thanks for your response.
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976897 tn?1379167602
Of course there is a difference in preparation and lowering your risks to help prevent stroke or heart attack. Prevention is always the best approach, as much as possible that is.
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