DEAR DR. ROACH: My whole family has heart problems. I'm 74 years old. My blood pressure has been high lately. Today it's 143/79. Some days 139/73. It's always different, but still high.
I take 20 mg of lisinopril twice a day. Now I am taking 10 mg of amlodipine also. My doctor says there's nothing else he can do for me. I am 5 feet 3 inches tall and weigh 147 pounds. I'm going to Weight Watchers to lose weight. Should I contact a cardiologist? -- S.S.