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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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