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Does Atenolol cause low heart rate?

Posted 1 May 2014 by jfinc2 2 answers

Cardiologist prescribed Atenolol for constant Pcvs. However my heart rate is typically between 30-40 which I was told was caused by PCVS. Just wondering if this is really a safe option and how this could possibly help.

For how long a patient has to take Brilinta?

Posted 22 Feb 2018 by Elzebir52 1 answer

Some cardiologists say it can be discontinue after 6 months as long as the patient can take baby aspirin instead. Others say that the endothelial coating in a stent takes 3 months so why wait one year? Does anyone has heard something different? My husband started Brilinta on Sept 2017 and has been ...

Do you have to be hospitalized to go on Sotalol?

Posted 16 Feb 2014 by ddgrimsley 4 answers

I am in A-fib, and have been in it regularly for over 2 yrs. About 2011, a new Cardiologist took me off of Sotalol, since I continued to revert back into A-FIb. After much time and multiple cardio-version attempts (5), and about a year taking the horrendous amiodarone that was followed by a ...

Metoprolol side effects Can it damage the hearts ability to regulate heartbeat?

Posted 16 Jun 2015 by johnchoffman 3 answers

I started having irregular heart beats after taking this drug for aprox. 8 months which progressively got worse. After stopping metoprolo under doctors orders I developed pacs & pvcs. My cardiologist started me back on it 50mg.twice a day. Side effects of muscle pain & weakness fatigue were ...

In mid July, my cardiologist put me on 500 mg Ranexa two times a day?

Posted 16 Aug 2018 by navigator101 1 answer

The problem is that it constipates me so bad. I take colace 2-3 times daily and senokot in the evening, but it doesn't seem to help that much. What if I was to cut the Ranexa dosage to once daily to try and remedy this? I am not sure how safe it would be to do that. I also drink a lot of ...

I started on 50mcg Levothyroxine and had a Heart Attack a few days later?

Posted 25 Mar 2014 by Lou G 2 answers

I am 56 years old and was healthy. I started Levothyroxine 50mcg and shortly afterwards was sick and very anxious. Within a few days I had a heart attack. I told the cardiologist I had just started Levothyroxine but she didn't say anything about it. They don't know why I had a heart ...

Metoprolol - Anyone taking Metropolol only during SVT symptoms?

Posted 3 Jan 2015 by l1nd3r 2 answers

My primary care physician gave me Metropolol (50mg) to take only when I have SVT symptoms which is 1-2 times a month. It works maybe 15% of the time. My mother has afib and asked her cardiologist about this, who said you have to take Metropolol all the time for it to be effective, and not just when ...

Any antidotes for Xarelto? I am terrified to be taking this drug?

Posted 17 Apr 2016 by Jellybean3009 2 answers

I asked my cardiologist if there was an antidote yet and he said yes, don't worry. I have searched all over the web and cannot find anywhere there's an antidote. He was so quick to prescribe this drug and I was reluctant to start it. It makes me wonder if Drs are getting a kickback from ...

Beta blockers for depression?

Posted 9 Aug 2018 by Carriesgonnalose 2 answers

I have tried several Rx for depression and every one of them made me feel worse so I take NONE. Today my cardiologist Rx me a beta blocker since my high BP isn't under control with lisinopril and my heart rate jumps around from 70's up to 140's literally resting. My doctor says beta ...

240 mg diltiazem & headaches?

Posted 19 Aug 2018 by RobertL44 2 answers

In March of this year I had my first ever afib attack. My cardiologist put me on 240 mg of diltiazem ER. I’ve been taking it since. Up till recently my only side effect seemed to be constipation. About three weeks ago I started experiencing a daily headache that feels like a lot of pressure ...

Exercise and thoracic aortic aneurysm what recommendations has your cardiologist given?

Posted 21 Aug 2016 by jdbrinker450 1 answer

Weightlifter/calisthenics/boxing enthusiast here have been given a 25 lb weight limit and have been told at this point and time I can still do calisthenics with no valsalva breathing and to stop short of muscle failure... what guidelines have others received in terms of exercise or if you have ...

Multiple Sclerosis - I have severe chest pain. Been checked out by a cardiologist. Must be a form of

Posted 23 Jan 2017 by Sk8r 2 answers

... the MS hug. Does anyone have any relief for this pain?

Xarelto - Do I need to take this drug if I have not got AF?

Posted 15 Jun 2018 by AFMJS 2 answers

I had a heart attack last March 2018, I am a cocktail of drugs already and don't appear to have any side effects, but in my recent follow up (ECG, Echocardiogram etc.) my cardiologist wants me to go onto Rivaroxaban and maintain the existing drugs, my own GP concurs, but I'm really ...

Is bisoprolol fumarate 1.25mg good for heart palpitations?

Posted 9 Aug 2018 by Didi1973 1 answer

I've had an ECG and 24 monitoring because of heart palpitations. The cardiologist from the hospital prescribed me bisoprolol 1.25 as he said that I have extra heart beats. But I really hate taking tablets as I already take 50 mg of levothyroxine for an under-active thyroid. Does anyone has the ...

Only need Cialis on occasion. Can I alternate it with Imdur, as long as I stop 1 or 2 days before?

Posted 17 Dec 2013 by papaherc 1 answer

I lost my wife to cancer a year ago. I have taken Imdur for 8 years(30 mg. once a day), have had occasional ED. asked my cardiologist about Cialis(I have not had any angina pain in years, and I exercise regularly). Since they are not compatible, he stopped Imdur and put me on 5 mg Cialis once ...

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