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How dangerous was my dads blood pressure due to neck, spine and vertigo?

my dad never had problem with blood pressure. He is almost 60, but 3 months ago he had a severe attack of vertigo, he has spondilosis and his blood pressure went till 160/?, but when emergency came the doctor said that in one hand thew blood pressure was around 160/?, and when he measured the other hand his blood pressure, according to what he said, was around 270/?, but he said that he didnt hear anything. Later on when he went to cardiologist, the cardiologist said that 'if he never had problems with blood pressure, it must have been impossible for him to have blood pressure over 160, in his case around 270/something,maybe his device for measuring BP wasnt right ' said he. He also said that he isnt in any danger for life due to his blood pressure.
I want to know from specialist of this area,Is what the cardiologist said true, My dad BP was always perfect, but now that his spondilosis got worse due to lifting heavy stuff, in th last three moth his BP webnt down twice till 80/50 and two days ago he had 140/90. Was doctor's statement true or did he just said this not to worry us. A recommendation from a specialist would be more than welcome cuz I am deeply worried. How life threatenimg iis his case? Doctors also said that his case is niot life threatening at all, its tormenting but not life threatening.
Is it possible for someone who is almost 60, who never had problems with high BP to have suddenly a blood pressure of 270?


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 10/14/2013 - 5:51 AM
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