Two weeks ago, a man died from a heart attack after having a blood pressure reading in the red zone.
A doctor told the ABC that the blood pressure readings had been “unusually high” in the last two weeks.
He was at the time a 25-year-old from Sydney’s inner-west.
Dr Richard McLeod said the readings were usually within the normal range for the age group, but were “an abnormal reading in this particular man”.
“The normal range is about 60/80,” he said.
“If you are at the end of your working week, it’s not unusual for you to have a lower reading in a blood test, but you are not necessarily at the top of the range, you’re in the middle.”
What we’re doing is going to see how we can help people understand what that reading is.”
The man, who was not known to anyone, had a “moderate” blood pressure and was being monitored by a doctor.
In the first week of September, Dr McLeod was working in a new, high-risk heart surgery unit in the hospital where the man died.
There, a nurse was reading his blood pressure as part of routine testing.
She was asked by another nurse if he had had any other heart-related problems.
This nurse then alerted the staff and asked a doctor to come into the hospital. “
She went and took a blood sample and then asked him to come back and have another blood sample,” Dr Mcleods told the Nine Network.
This nurse then alerted the staff and asked a doctor to come into the hospital.
But Dr McLeods said the man was not a regular patient and he was not taking his blood.
On the third day of September the man’s pulse dropped and his blood was taken for a scan.
It was then analysed for a possible abnormality in the blood vessels in his heart.
After the scan, Dr MCLD said: “It’s a fairly rare abnormality that we’ll be looking at, but it’s a bit unusual.”
He said the results of the scan indicated a “moderately high” blood-pressure reading in his blood-work.
“It’s quite unusual to see that in a normal healthy person.”
If a normal person has a normal blood pressure of about 110/130 and their blood pressure drops to 80, then their blood volume goes up and it’s normal for that person to have the normal reading.”
Dr McLeod confirmed that a new blood test would be being carried out in a few weeks, but did not provide any further details about the test.
However, he did say that the man had been monitored for heart disease in the past and was taking medication to lower his blood volume.
Health and medical experts have previously described blood pressure fluctuations as a warning sign that the heart may be in a state of irregularity.
‘Cancerous risk’The man’s blood pressure was elevated by more than 300 points at the start of the week, with his blood vessel density, the number of blood vessels it can carry, and the number it can handle being higher than normal.
This meant he had a high likelihood of developing cancer.
Dr McLEOD said the patient had a history of diabetes and hypertension, and that his cholesterol was “high”.
He said a “risk” of developing kidney cancer was “likely” as well.
There are also other risks to a person with a heart condition like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
A man in Melbourne’s west has also been admitted to hospital after experiencing a heart-attack.
The patient’s blood-counts were in the “very high” range and he had developed symptoms including dizziness, fatigue and nausea.
His condition had worsened over the course of the night, and he died at about 4am on Thursday.
Police and emergency services were called to the scene and the patient’s condition had been upgraded to “critical” and he remained in hospital for further treatment.
More to come.