Thanks for the reply . Post AVR I am on 1.25 mg beta blocker and 2.25 ramipril for bp. Before my first surgery my Bp was 120/ 65. After my the first surgery it was 105/ 58 , due to a regurgitation I was advised to be on meds.Post Second surgery I am still on meds and sit at 122/80 top end of normality
I am wondering why my diastolic jumped so much post AVR ? I know AVR has influence on this , however would I see this start to fall ?
It is interesting how the guidelines have changed for high blood pressure. I can remember having a blood pressure of 127/80 mmHg at the doctor’s office a several years ago and being told I was doing great and that I’m good as long as I’m under 140. However, the guidelines were updated a few years ago, reflecting new data and 127/80 would now be considered elevated.
From Harvard Health:
“A new definition of high blood pressure (hypertension)
(Please note that all numbers refer to mm Hg, or, millimeters of mercury.) The guidelines, in a nutshell, state that normal blood pressure is under 120/80, whereas up until Monday, normal was under 140/90.
Now, elevated blood pressure (without a diagnosis of hypertension) is systolic blood pressure (the top number) between 120 and 129. That used to be a vague category called "prehypertension."
Stage 1 high blood pressure (a diagnosis of hypertension) is now between 130 and 139 systolic or between 80 and 89 diastolic (the bottom number).
Stage 2 high blood pressure is now over 140 systolic or 90 diastolic.”