High Blood Pressure After Pacermaker Surgery
Hello all, my mom had a pacemaker put in a week ago and she started having high blood pressure before the surgery which she takes lisinopril (10mg) for. When she was first diagnosted with HBP, she ended up in the emergency room, as she felt like she was going to faint. Much to our surprise, the ER did nothing to treat and basically told us they don't "chase" HBP. She has now seen two different cardiogists, which ended up in her taking the lisinopril and recently adding amlodipine yesterday (5mg). Her surgery for the pacemaker went well last week and recovery is going well, other than she caught bug in the hospital and her GP put her on steroids to decrease swelling in her lungs. However, last night her BP sky rocketed to over 195. She is having nausea, back pain (which she thinks is kidney pain), facial redness and weakness. She took two extra doses of lisinopril last night in an attempt to get it down. We can't seem to get clarity on what she should be doing and she is worried that her blood pressure is at stroke level. Luckily after consulting urgent care last night, this morning her blood pressure was back down in the 140's. This is very concerning to me! She has been trying to work with her GP and cardiologist, but neither seem to be super overly concerned about her HBP. She has made another appt. with another cardiologist to get a third opinion. It's incredibly frustrating and my impression was a pacemaker was supposed to help regulate her heart and make BP better. Has anyone been through this?? Any advice on what we should do??? I really don't want my mom to have a stroke, because no one is paying attention to this issue.