Amlodipine and heart rate

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Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn For the last few months I have noticed that upon light to moderate exertion, I get light headed and my heart rate rises to above 150. I've checked my blood pressure during these spells which is usually around 116/60. I take amlodipine in the morning and valsartan at night. I also have a mitral valve regurgitation. What could be causing this condition?
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn I am afraid for you young folks with hb pressure and so young. I took mine last night and it was only 101/68 and my heart rate was 46. My advice to all of you younger folks. Lay off McDs and start a healthier eating plan. I have been making fruit/veggie yogurt smoothies a couple of times a week since finding out my blood sugar was higher than it should be. It is amazing...
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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.
612551_tn?1450025775 I find on 25mg my heart rate sits around 60--75 for most of the day which is perfect for me since my heart rate is affected by my IST during the day time, and usually comes back down to a normal rate on its own at night time.
Avatar_n_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn It all depends on the hypertension and how well controlled it is. Changes in the heart made by a known issue (hypertension, infections or tachycardia to mention a few) tend to normalize as the underlying condition is treated. The heart, like most organs, easily adapt to changed situations. In the case of hypertension, the heart walls grow to adapt to higher resistance. When such a change is no longer necessary, it often returns to normal.
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn ) 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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..
Avatar_f_tn 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!
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn Yes that is while being on medications.
Avatar_n_tn 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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?
Avatar_n_tn 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>.
Avatar_m_tn Almost everyday. The pain and discomfort was mild however it is very uncomfortable. The heart rate during the occurence was normal. Around 75 beats per minute. Shortness of breath and or chest pain during daily activities such as taking shower, doing house work and etc. Once in a while, heart rate jumps to 150 beats per minute without any activities. After I rushed to hospital, it took very long (about 2 hours) for the heart rate to drop back to below 90 beats per minute.
Avatar_n_tn e drugs that dilate the blood vessels and decrease resistance your heart have to work against, that doesn't affect your heart).
Avatar_m_tn 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?
15481674_tn?1440857141 Plus those Antidepressant meds cause me a lot of problems i had to stop the Nurontin 100mg 3 times a day because it made my heart rate go up and my blood pressure go up and it made me weak and feel like i was going to fall out and that was 3 weeks ago than the Trazodone i had to stop because of sever abdominal pain and diarrhea and the heart rate beating to fast Tonight i am going to only take a 1mg of Ativan at bed time and only 1/2 in the morning with my blood pressure pills
Avatar_m_tn 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.