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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.

Do I need to take a blood thinner for A-Fib and taking verapamil?

Posted 1 Nov 2017 by 9cloud 1 answer

Taking 120 mg verapamil- one cardiologist said to wait to see if verapamil works before starting blood thinner another one wants to start it now

Prosthetic Heart Valves - Mechanical Valves - I heard a report from a cardiologist on either Fox?

Posted 29 Oct 2017 by frankp105 1 answer

... News or CNN about the risks of taking an oral Potassium pill if you have an artificial heart valve because they may not dissolve completely and therefore sticks to the valve causing problems. Niacin is better. I can not find any further information. Can you please clarify this? This was either ...

Had a pacemaker and a stent put in about 18 months ago. Taking Plavix 75 mg daily?

Posted 3 Sep 2017 by DavidSilverman 1 answer

I received conflicting instructions from two of my cardiologists - One said I will need to take Plavix for the rest of my life And the other said I should Not take it any more. I'm 79. Which is correct? .

Brand name Exforge versus generic amlodipine/valsartan 5/160?

Posted 7 Aug 2017 by wazoo26 0 answers

Cardiologist originally prescribed brand name Exforge 5/160 (geriatric female) in 2013. Took brand name until 2016 then pharmacy switched to generic amlodipine/valsartan 5/160. Began having issues with tachycardia and bradycardia (24) shortly thereafter. Anyone know if there have been any ...

Xarelto - If I have a procedure such as ablation to help my afib what concerns should I have?

Posted 14 Jul 2017 by Scotty42 0 answers

My doctor told me I might need to have a ablation to help with Afib. As the drug pamphlet says that stopping Xarelto cold is not a good idea, so what should I do? My cardiologist said I would have to stop any blood thinners. I just had my first visit with him and he seems very knowledgeable and I ...

Verapamil - How long before verapamil 120MR is effective?

Posted 28 Jun 2017 by SueDeal 0 answers

I had a catheter ablation 1 month ago for arrhythmia. I also have angina. My cardiologist has just changed my medication from a twice daily beta blocker to verapamil 120 MR taken once daily. My palpitations have returned with a vengeance also a horrid thumping feeling! I am only on day two of ...

Is it possible to outgrow W-P-W?

Posted 16 Jun 2017 by rianne930 0 answers

Hi, my son was born with WPW and was rechecked at 3 years by a cardiologist. He was not very cooperative during the EKG but the reading came back that he had outgrown WPW. He is now 13 and has never had any symptoms from what I know. I did check him with my home blood pressure cuff just for fun and ...

Does anybody suffer micro-cerebral infarctions?

Posted 12 Apr 2017 by alcon1502 0 answers

I had a cerebral MRI and it revealed I had a micro-infarction. My cardiologist is on vacation and can not be located. I have no symptoms. I run 4 times a week with no complications. My cholesterol and blood pressure are both under control

Is it normal to suffer from depression with the diagnosis of aortic aneurism and fear of sudden dea?

Posted 21 Mar 2017 by Stanj13 1 answer

I was diagnosed three years ago, but the cardiologist seemed to have played down the aortic aneurism and more concerned about the BAV. The aneurism was 4.3 cm, 9/2016 and a echoe scheduled 9/2017.

Medicine - Is baby Aspirin still used to prevent blood clots?

Posted 3 Mar 2017 by lrrichards 1 answer

I've had afib for over two years but lately it has become worse. My cardiologist put me on Metoprolol and suggested that I take 2 baby aspirin per day to prevent clotting. However, I noticed that there was no mention of using baby aspirin in your article on what to use to prevent clotting. If ...

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?

I have been prescribed verapamil, flecainide, citalopram and atorvastatin?

Posted 1 Feb 2017 by Trevharris1967 0 answers

I suffer from heart arrhythmia and have just had a period in hospital due to irregular heartbeat. I was taken off bisoprol and prescribed verapamil. Ive since seen a Cardiologist who then proscribed flecainide twice a day. On top of that I already take a statin and citalopram for stress. I feel I ...

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 ...

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