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Old 04-27-21, 12:47 PM
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And thank you to everyone. Very helpful, and there is a lot for me to learn.

I don’t think my doctor is worried about my heart health. I had a stress test and an echocardiogram, and they came out well. I’ve been riding a fair bit all of my life, and I always climb stairs two at a time. The whole blood pressure issue came up because I wanted to go back on medication for ADD, and most of those medications are stimulants. She (my doctor) said it’s too much of a risk since my blood pressure has recently become elevated. Both of my parents had high blood pressure.

I plan to go back to the cardiology out of caution because I didn’t fully understand what he said at my last exam, but I gather my heart is in very good health. My regular doctor didn’t warn me to stay out of my heart’s maximum range. She did tell me to get the BP meter, but she didn’t tell me to get the heart monitor. I got it because I’m curious about power output but am too frugal to get a power meter. But now that yooze folks have given me this extra information, I have stuff to measure and study. And I know I will overthink it for a while, and then I’ll get over it.
Tom Reingold,
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