Amlodipine and heart rate

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I've taken Amlodipine for many years and always had a similar heart rate (fast but not out of control). Last April a cardiologist added a beta blocker to help control an intermittent irregular rhythm. It's worked for the arrhythemia but of course has also dropped my heart rate and blood pressure. I don't like to be on any more meds than really necessary.
Hi, losartan and amlodipine can cause bradycardia. Do you have any symptoms of fatigue, dizziness or lightheadedness? If you have these symptoms in addition your doctor may alter the dosages of your medications. Consult your doctor. Regards.
Is this slow heart rate bad for me? If the slow heart rate isn't causing symptoms, it is not bad for you. Should I demand to take a different HBP med? Amlodipine (Norvasc) is generic and I think it is on Walmarts $4 per month list. The main side effects is swelling but not very many people have this. There are no angiotensin receptor blockers like Atecand that are generic yet. A diuretic like HCTZ might also help.
If you are on BP meds it could also be partly to blame for the slow rate so you may want to discuss how slow your heart rate is with your doctor and see if you need to adjust your dosage. But in general if you are not struggling with the heart rate then your body is doing fine at that slow rate.
It's most likely the meds making your heart rate so low. Also, many people that are young and athletic have low heart rates. We have a Heart forum and also a General health forum here if you would also like to post your questions there.
How are you feeling with this blood pressure and heart rate? What does your pressure and your heart rate usually run? (This information will help us better answer your questions.) My Dad recently went in to see his cardiologist. His blood pressure was 160/95 and his heart rate was 45. (Note that his situation is different from yours is in that he has chronic atrial fibrillation, which the EKG reconfirmed that day.) The doc asked if he was dizzy, etc.
I am a white 22 year old male, 6'2'', approximately 370 pounds. I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure in the past and am currently taking 5mg Amlodipine daily for that, although during my last doctor visit my BP was approximately 130/80 (I hadn't taken Amlodipine in a few weeks either) and my doctor told me that I didn't really need the medicine, only that I needed to lose weight.
My BP is now well into a normal range (diagnosed with hypertension several years ago) but the heart rate is higher. I was hospitalized about a month ago when my resting rate was 132 and discharged when it gradually went back to 105 with no explanation. My potassium is low at times but I have been taking a prescribed potassium supplement daily with no change to heart rate. Any advice would be helpful.
I had a heart attack last year and am on beta blockers, ace inhibitors, clopidogrel and also thyroxine tablets for underactive thyroid. My bp has now stabilised and is between 98/49 -145/68. My pulse rate however, seems to only flucutate between the high 50s to as low as 43. Is this normal. I am 67 years old and overweight which I don't seem to be able to lose.
Your heart rate being slow is reflective of two of the medications that you are on that block the atrioventricular node (conduction system of the heart); diltiazem and metoprolol. Neither of those medications are good at controlling blood pressure. A better beta blocker to use rather than metoprolol is carvedilol as it acts to lower blood pressure through a different mechanism than metoprolol.
Hello, You have very severe, uncontrolled hypertension which needs much better treatment! Your heart rate being slow is reflective of two of the medications that you are on that block the atrioventricular node (conduction system of the heart); diltiazem and metoprolol. Neither of those medications are good at controlling blood pressure. A better beta blocker to use rather than metoprolol is carvedilol as it acts to lower blood pressure through a different mechanism than metoprolol.
I think the doctor should order holter monitoring, not just the stress test, echocardiogram, x-ray and blood work. Please ask your doctor for an event holter monitor since your heart rate is of concern to you. You might also ask about getting your cortisol level checked re: your high blood pressure.
) but its a very noticeable pounding following immediately by an increased heart rate, and I guess the worst symptom of it all is the fear that I get. Obviously I am obese at 370 pounds even for being a tall guy, and I've always known that my heart is the most likely victim of my being overweight. I know that the long term solution is weight loss through dieting and proper exercise of course. I am writing this to get an opinion on the severity of my short-term case.
I'm afraid that I will be asked to work harder than my heart is comfortable doing, even tho I know I must increase my activity and therefore my heart rate as I lose weight and become fitter..but do I play by the normal rules that people without my heart condition play by? Should I be expected to have the same pulse rate as they do when doing the same amount/kind of exercise..
Amlodipine may be given for controlling the heart rate. Since you are experiencing dizziness and low bp it is best to contact your cardiologist and get evaluated. Only after evaluation the treatment can be decided. Keep me posted. Best luck and take care!
It seems you have had a dramatic effect from likely all of these factors and your blood pressure has essentially normalized. You heart rate increasing with exercise is normal and physiologic. I would recommend to watch your blood pressure now off all medications to ensure tha you truly don't require any medications.
Could be, what is your BP and heart rate on your meds? If your heart rate is too low or your BP has dropped below 90/60, it could be the meds. please speak with your doctor.
Prior to that the average heart rate was mid 60's. I replaced Verapamil with Amlodipine, however, my average heart rate still stayed around 55. I found the relatively small increase surprising as I had read that verapamil wasn't supposed to have much affect on the heart rate. I haven't suffered a heart attack, don't have diagnosed coronary artery disease or heart failure. I have periodic echocardiograms. My cholestorol is within recommended levels.
Yes that is while being on medications.
Then drugs like Beta blockers can be used. These drugs produce an effect on heart rate. They should not be taken by patients with asthma and should be used with caution in patients with diabetes. Other drugs like Calcium channel blockers (e.g., verapamil, amlodipine are also used. They inhibit artery dilation and block the release of serotonin. They should not be taken by patients with heart failure or heart block.
I am scared because heart disease runs in my family, hypertension and stroke, some diabetes. I feel it would be wise for me to see my orthopaedist about my leg and see a specialist about my BP, cardiologist maybe. I have a heart murmur have since childhood, leaky valve, mitral valve prolapse. I also take meds for hypothyroid, depression (sertraline hcl), anxiety (PTSD), skelaxin, prn cyclobenzaprine (not with other meds), now tramadol hcl. Can someone validate my concern about waiting?
They tell me to subtract my age from 180 to get my 75% heart rate. I take atenolol and amlodipine which lower my heart rate. Should I expect my 75% rate to be lower than 108? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/285905'>Silly Rumor: Hot Water and Heart Attacks</a>.
e drugs that dilate the blood vessels and decrease resistance your heart have to work against, that doesn't affect your heart).
C) Did they generally (upper extremity) check your orthostatic blood pressures and pulses (lying down, sitting and standing)? If so, was there any evidence of any kind of orthostatic intolerance (problem with standing with the numbers)? D) If your lipid panel, magnesium level, CRP, and peripheral doppler testing were fine and your did any of the doctors suggest trying compression socks/hosiery? E) How long did you try acupuncture for?
I amnot diabetic. only thing wrong is that my heart rate is high. usually 160/90-165/90 resting. My pcp has no idea what is going on in that matter.
Benicar also belongs to this class. Azor contains a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan and this can cause an increase in pulse rate. If you have a high heart rate, you may benefit from a beta blocker. But please discuss the possibilities with your treating doctor. Regards.
Amiloride hydrochloride - Midamor Bumetanide - Bumex Ethacrynic acid - Edecrin Furosemide - Lasix Spironolactone - Aldactone Torsemide - Demadex Triamterene - Dyrenium Beta-blockers Beta blockers block the effect of adrenaline on the cardiovascular system, slow the heart rate, and reduce stress on the heart and the arteries.
The ICD would have shocked his heart if it went into v-tach. The pacer just kept his heart beating at at fairly normal rate and kept him comfortable. So getting a pacemaker probably won't extend his life that much but he will feel a bit better. Unless he's on hospice, they can still insert a pacemaker. The procedure is not real difficult and he'll be sore for a bit and have to keep his arm down for a week or so till the incision heals.
Should I reduce my atenolol dosage to half of what I take now ie .12.5mg to increase heart rate as I feel heart rate of 49 is too low. During day time my heart rate rages between 55 and 62. Please advice.
Both Amlodopine (Norvasc) and verapamil belong to the same group- the calcium channel blockers (CCB) which are usually indicated for hypertension and migraine prevention. Amlodipine have very little effect on heart rate and contraction while Verapamil have the greatest effects on the heart and reduce the strength and rate of contraction. Since they have different actions, it is best that you discuss this first with your attending physician for proper management. Take care and best regards.
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