Hi new to COPD I am a 57 year old female got diagnosed last year. Since December have had a flare up taken so many antibiotics and steroids combined. Have had palpitations on and off since then but last week blood pressure went to 170/100 and heart racing quite bad. Been resting at home and now got it down to 137/95 wondering if this is a new stage to COPD. Had loads of blood tests to check thyroid etc just waiting for results. Having 24 hour heart monitor soon. Anyone have any ideas or advise much appreciated.