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Can my Medtronic Adapta DR Pacemaker cause my blood pressure

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Can my Medtronic Adapta DR Pacemaker cause my blood pressure to drop and cause weakness when going up stairs?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr Stan replied 7 months ago.

Your pacemaker controls your heart rate and rhythm, not your blood pressure. There is another reason for your weakness when climbing stairs. Discuss this with your PCP or Cardiologist. I am here to answer any additional questions you may have. Please leave a positive rating of 3-5 stars so I am credited for my response.

Expert:  Dr Stan replied 7 months ago.

Your weakness when ambulating may be caused by medication that you are taking, such as a diuretic or other blood pressure medication. What medicine do you take?