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low pulse, high diastolic, normal systolic means?

I am a 50 yr old male who is a little overweight, but in pretty good physical shape notwithstanding.  I play ice hockey every week and stay pretty active.

I recently got readings from a BP machine that concerned me: 149/70, but my pulse was ourstanding: 42.

Am I to be encouraged by the fact that my low pulse rate should mitigate the high BP reading or is this just wishful thinking on my part?
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thank you for your comments.  I have a physical scheduled on the 18th, and I will bring these up when I chat with my physician.

Best, Jim
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first of all a wide defference in systolic and diastolic pressure signifies aortic regurgitation.aortic valve is a valve in the four chamberred heart.considering ur age i better advise u to consult a physician.if any deffect it can be diagnosed by simple test called 2d echo.
regarding low pulse rate it is cpmmon in athletes nothing to worry.but at the back ground of significan defference in syst and dist. pressure it beetter to seek physicians consultatin
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Hi jim,

go and check with cardiologist. my mom also had low pulse, doctor suggest to put pacemaker.
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