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abray1115, Physician
Category: Cardiology
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Experience:  Primary care with particular interest in cardiology problems and prevention. Work closely with cardiologist colleagues.
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I am 63. My pulse is about 66 / min now. I feel like my

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I am 63. My pulse is about 66 / min now. I feel like my heart is racing some.
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: VERY healthy cardio wise,...on elliptical for miles several times / week. Did not sleep well last night (time change) and likely too much caffeine.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. My Left knee has had 6 surgeries,..and the L leg seems to be dragging more than normal
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  abray1115 replied 1 month ago.

Hello !

Well resting pulse rate of 66 is perfectly normal

You may check your blood pressure as well ...

Do you feel nervous? Have anxiety ? Do you feel that heart seems "pounding" ...this could give similar type sensation ...

Do you have sense of irregular heart rate ? Palpitations ?

There may be issues other than racing but the rate of pulse you list is normal ...

I hope that this is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

If my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback

Thank you and Best Regards,

Dr. Bray

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
BP a few days ago was about 118 / 56. Digital machine now said 188 / 88
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
anxiety---could too much caffeine be this?
Expert:  abray1115 replied 1 month ago.

Hello again ,

Yes too much caffeine may be related ..

Current BP running a bit too high ...

Watch salt intake / less caffeine / keep periodic checks on the BP

I more suspect that average BP will more likely be in normal range as your first # was very good ...

High BP may give sense of pounding ...

I hope that this is helpful for you

Let me know if I may be of further help

Best regards!

Dr. Bray

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
thanks.
Expert:  abray1115 replied 1 month ago.

You're very welcome

Take Care !