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My husband has a pulse of 172 and blood pressure of 96/64

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My husband has a pulse of 172 and blood pressure of 96/64 What should we do?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Any other symptoms?
Customer: Since last night. No other symptoms.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

I do not do phone calls.

Would you like to wait or continue on these posts?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Continue. He feels his heart pounding. Tingly toes barely perceivable
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

You need to take him right to the emergency room.

This heart rate is at a dangerous level.

It is a-fib, a heart rhythm abnormality, until proven otherwise.

It can cause a stroke.

Take him now or call 911.

Let me know if you have more questions.

He should push for better pain control.

Waiting for the rest is not a problem.

But the pain is.

I would take him back in.

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