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Causes of High Blood Pressure



Causes of High Blood Pressure

Q: All the results of my husband’s many heart tests are normal. Why does he have high blood pressure? A: Your husband isn’t alone—most people with high blood pressure have “essential” hypertension, which means that there is no identifiable cause for it. One promising experimental therapy involves threading a catheter into the artery that provides […] ... More
What to Do When Walking Provokes Chest Pain

What to Do When Walking Provokes Chest Pain

Q: I have shortness of breath and chest pain when walking up stairs or on streets with an incline. A cardiologist in the emergency room said my heart seemed fine. Any ideas? A: I am concerned about your symptoms during walking up a flight of stairs or on streets with an incline. At the very […] ... More
Pacemaker is Uncomfortable

Pacemaker is Uncomfortable

Q: My pacemaker stands out more than other ladies’ pacemakers and causes me pain. Guess I just have to be happy I’m not passing out anymore. A: The pacemaker or its wires may stand out due to your having little body fat or because of where the pacemaker was implanted. I would not worry about […] ... More