Hypertension and heart rate

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Im a 38 yearold female. My wonderful 37th birthday present (lol) was to be diagnosed with hypertension. My doctor realized my bp was high told me i was too young for it to be so and referred me toba cardiologist . He did tests to find out if a medical condition was causing it. He ended up deeming it "genetic ". However when he did an ecg he said there were "slight " abnormalities which he didn't seem worried about. An echocardiogram told him my heart was slightly enlarged probably meaning id had high blood pressure for longer than i realized .he put me on 2mg perindopril which seems to be controlling the hypertension. A year later i went back for a second echo. He said my heart had not gotten any bigger had actually reduced in size but was still a little on the big side. Ive been advised to do another echo in a couple of years. (He said both echos showed my heart was functioning normally .) My my monitor often will show an irregular heartbeat symbol. My heart rate will sometimes be in 70's. Most often its in the 80's though. Im talking 88 or 89. Seems a bit high? I just got back from walking around the local shopping center for about an hour and my bp monitor says my heart rate is 97! Should I be worried?

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    Do you get chest pain or problems with breathing? Does you heart ever race over 120?
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      Considering you have high blood pressure, your pulse is in the normal range. If it goes over 100 then it would be considered high. If it shoots up, or you have any pains, then you should be worried. Do you take the contraceptive pill?
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      Well that is good, estrogen can be very harmful. You may notice at certain times of the month when your hormones change your heartbeat will be more irregular or fast. When you ovulate and before you menstruate. Keep a period diary so you can be prepared. You can download a free app on your phone which tells you when you are due and when you are ovulating. In those times, try and avoid caffeine, sugar and alcohol, because they make your symptoms worse.
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