I had a heart cath done this past week and was told two things. 1) I have CAD with blockage on the right coronary artery but it was not enough to stent, thankfully. 2) The left ventricular filling pressure was more than twice what it should be (the number was .26 or thereabouts). My cardiologist said this means we need to be extra diligent about getting my blood pressure down. (Already on Coreg 40 mg, Losartan 50mg 2 x day, Adalat 30 mg, and Lisinopril 10 mg. Can't take diuretics as they cause electrolyte imbalances quickly).
I was given Ranexa for angina and told to increase my Adalat to 60 mg, but the increase causes my bp to drop too low during the night (80's and 90's over 50's and 60's) and I struggle to keep from passing out if I go to the bathroom. Angina has returned today (on Ranexa for three days).
How serious is the elevated LVFP? And what is the top of the scale on the measurement of that?
I am a 52 year old female, diabetic, hypothyroid, overweight by about 30 lbs or so.
Thanks for your input!