Slow strong pulse with high blood pressure

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Hi I am a 64 year old woman not on any meds, I have had benign ectopic beats for many years but just recently have been having episodes of slow pulse (in the 40"s) which feel strong, during one episode I took my blood pressure and it was 192/82 I didn't feel dizzy or faint just uncomfortable with the strong slow beat.  I had previously mentioned the slow pulse to my GP who arranged and ECG and of course when this was performed my pulse was normal and the ECG just showed normal sinus rhythm.  Since then I have had another couple of episodes.  It just seems to happen randomly when I am sitting still.  Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

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    Yes. I'm 70. Have had slow heart rate. Not in the 40s but in mid 50s. But my B/P isn't that high. Each was normal last week . Getting a halter monitor today. Don't know why my rate is in the 50s. Have had heart bypass 10 years ago

    I guess that's why it worries me so much. The doc said it seems to be electrical impulse interference. Maybe scar tissue. I know you may feel that mines not bad compared to your problem. And I would understand though since you are experiencing high B/P along with the slow heart rate. Do you have another appointment with your doctor?

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    I mean my EKG was normal.
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      Not made an appointment at the moment as the last time I saw him he said my ECG just showed normal sinus rhythm which I suppose means my heart is ok so I don't know why it drops so low sometimes.  Just after lunch today I felt it slow and took my pulse it was 43 and my blood pressure was 151/91 now my pulse is back to a steady 61 and blood pressure 141/89.  It's just so unpredictable.
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      The reason I ask is because my doctor told me that the EKG can show everything normal for that small period of time. That why he wants me to wear a heart monitor. So it can record my rate for a longer period of time and I can keep a record of what I'm was doing at the time I felt that something was not quite right. Anyway , I'm all for further testing. I just dot feel very good. I don't think you should just drop it. Keep checking.
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    I have now made an appointment to see a consultant who is a cardiologist/electrophysiologist specialising in arrythmias so hopefully he can give me reassurance that everything is ok.  I see him this afternoon and of course at the moment my heart is behaving again after a bad couple of days and nights!
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