Medtronic Azure Pacemaker Implant

I had my third pacemaker implanted on January 20th,ever since,my BP has skyrocketed close to 190/90 range...contacted my regular Cardiologist and Implant Dr.'s office to complain,guess they will adjust my BP meds?


I would see your GP

by Gemita - 2023-02-22 05:05:03

Steve, I would pop along to see your GP for some general health checks and regular blood pressure monitoring to try to confirm what may be causing this.  Have you had any change in your medication or do you have any other current health problems?

I see you are on your third pacemaker, so presumably on 20th January this was a straightforward device only change (no new leads)?  Unless your device Settings have been radically changed, I cannot imagine your increased blood pressure is due to your new pacemaker, although a higher lower rate setting can affect blood pressure for some of us. 

Do you have any arrhythmias?  Arrhythmias can certainly push up my blood pressure (which is always low when in normal sinus rhythm) to levels much higher than those you have experienced, but usually this is only temporary at the start of a fast arrhythmia.

How are you checking your blood pressure?  You should try to take your blood pressure 3 x daily and take three readings at each session to get an average reading.  Our blood pressure always fluctuates and can be affected by so many factors.  Home monitors, particularly when in the presence of an arrhythmia can be extremely unreliable in my experience, which is why this needs assessing before we reach any conclusions.  Please take care and I hope your blood pressure stabilises


by piglet22 - 2023-02-22 06:16:59


Get it checked ASAP.

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