I was diagnosed with a complete blockage causing my HR to drop to 44 BPM. The doctor recommended a pacemaker that was installed as an emergence procedure. After this procedure I saw a cardiologist who said he felt my blockage was caused by too large of a dose (50MG) of ATENOLOL per day. Do you have any history regarding this you can share with me?
Bradycardia and hypotension were reported more frequently in patients following a myocardial infarction than among those receiving the drug for treatment of hypertension. In a large study, after a myocardial infarction, patients were more likely to reduce the dosage or discontinue this drug due to bradycardia and hypotension.
Common (1% to 10%): Bradycardia, hypotension, cold extremities, heart failure deterioration, heart block precipitation, postural hypotension with or without syncope
Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Intermittent claudication exacerbation, Raynaud's phenomenon
Frequency not reported: Left ventricular insufficiency
Postmarketing reports: Sick sinus syndrome.
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