Metoprolol and heart block

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1933354 tn?1323366434 I saw that side effects for this med consitst of heart failure and heart block. I just want to make sure these are not side effects of allergies, but rather possible heart block from my med!? I am 24 years old, have had more heart tests then most people who need it on this site. Echo, Stress tests, EKGs, Holters, all look good, just periods of inappropraite sinus tachycardia. Any input would be great, since I have started this new med, my pulse is very calm and normal again.
Avatar n tn Metoprolol, a beta blocker, us used primarily to help reduce high blood pressure. It also slows your pulse rate. The heart has to work less hard and that is probably why we feel the pacs pvcs less. I do not think it is designed to stop them. I would not stop taking them without first talking to your doc.
Avatar n tn But intermittent heart block is pretty rare and the diagnosis you already have is pretty common -- PVCs. I cannot definitely say you don't have intermittent heart block, but the odds of this are very, very small, unless there is a significant part of your history that you aren't mentioning like passing out, history of heart surgery, etc. If you need reassurance, talk to your doctor about ordering a holter or event monitor. It should answer the questions.
Avatar f tn My response above was under the belief I was on the Heart Rhythm Community, but no matter. I checked both the Heart Disease and Heart Rhythm listed on the "Doctor Forums" and both reverted to the volunteer Communities of the same names.
Avatar n tn I just had open heart surgery to remove a myxoma and they sent my home taking 25mg of Metoprolol (half in the morning and half in the evening) I had some problems with afib and they have upped it to 100mg a day 50 in the morning and 50 at night. For the first few days I was very tired and didn't want to do anyting but now I am getting better. I stayed out for almost 6 hours running around with my wife and kids yesterday.
Avatar f tn a beta blockers job is to block adrenaline and basically relax your heart so that it beats in a more uniform manner calming down fast or rhythm issues which is electrical based not structural where nitro for angina is for structural based issues having to do with lack of 02 or blood flow into the heart generally caused by some sort of physical issue going on with the heart.......i would definately second guess this one....
Avatar m tn The cardiologist did all the normal tests and found that my heart was healthy. They did a 24 holter about 3 months ago and found I was having PVCs but that they were benign and about 1100 a day. The cardiologist put me on first 100mg a day, and then 200mg a day of Metropolol Tartrate, thinking that it would help the issue. But, the PVCs kept coming.
Avatar m tn Every time I reach the end of my dose my heart acts up, I can feel PVCs/PACs, irregular heartbeat, tachycardia and just my heart going crazy. My body is probably use to it by now and dependent which is why we are suppose to wean off these things but I was wondering if anyone else feeling these symptoms at the end of a dose?
Avatar f tn Hi so I have periodic bouts of fast pulse, have had all the heart tests, all were normal. Also am thin and in decent shape. My cardiologist recently put me on 25mg Metoprolol twice a day, so 50mg a day. It's helped a lot overall. It's especially helped get rid of those skipped beats and noticeable palpitations I used to get. It's also definitely slowed my heart rate down. I've been taking it twice a day, once in morning and evening. I'm supposed to take it with food. Heres my question..
Avatar n tn My husband (59, relatively active, cholesterol normal range, and taking metoprolol for afib) had a stress test with the dye two days ago and they found a blockage in one artery, probably around 70% as guessed by the cardiologist. We are still in shock at this finding and have been on the Internet ever since trying to learn more about this problem.
Avatar n tn While metoprolol is used to treat AR, is it also possible for the drug to actually cause AR in patients experiencing heart block?
Avatar f tn I have been on both atenolol and metoprolol/lopressor. I have never had a problem with them causing my heart rate to jump like you are having. I do think that if you look these drugs up, they do say "may cause an increase in heart rate". I would call my doctor to let them know what is going on.
Avatar f tn I am taking Metoprolol for PVC's, but this week it hasn't been helping. I have a bundle branch block. Right now every second or third beat is "wrong" and I can feel it in my throat. When I bend over and stand back up I feel a tightening in the middle of my back. Has anyone else had these symptoms?
1688079 tn?1305857713   ECG showed 1st degreeAV block and I was given a nuclear stress test with pictures.  Shortly after the stresstest the Hospitalist said the stress test was abnormal and it showed reversable ischemia.  Then he went and reviewed the stress with the cardioligist who said it was normal. The Hospitalist put me on metoprolol 25mg every 12hrs and pravastatin 10mg once a day. Put me on a cardio diet.  What does all this mean and why am I on a beta blocker??
Avatar n tn Since you already know she had tachy-brady syndrome (SSS), my best guess is that she passed out from complete heart block, and your heart rate goes down to about 30, which is the heart's built in safety mechanism. That would warrant implanting a pacemaker, which they did. The meds that she is on seem appropriate, but perhaps the dosages need some adjusting. Beta blockers can cause weight gain and both that plus the ACE can cause dizziness and listlessness, plus edema.
369623 tn?1204728451 everytime I feel it I think I am going to die right then and there and it actually makes my heart race faster. I am currently on Prozac 20mg on my way up to 40 mg and have ativan PRN. But I feel as though nothing is working to relieve my constant state of anxiety. Do you have any recommendations? And should I possibly have a hormone/thyroid test done to see if that may the cause of some of this anxiety. Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn My ICD is programmed to pace my sinal-atrial signal below 120 bpm and to allow functioning of my natural (although a little slow) heart rhythm between 120-150 bpm. Due to my fitness level, its extremely difficult to keep my heart rate during exercise below 150 bpm, the rate at which the defibrillator starts activation, especially in warm humid weather.
Avatar m tn But there are different levels of heart block - some that require no treatment and the most severe would require a pacemaker. You say you have a heart condition but didn't explain what it is. If your heart rate drops to 30 and stays there, you may pass out. But at that point someone will call 9-1-1 for you. In the meantime, take things easy for now and see what the cardio has to say about the monitor results.
Avatar n tn My ICD is programmed to pace my sinal-atrial signal below 120 bpm and to allow functioning of my natural (although a little slow) heart rhythm between 120-150 bpm. Due to my fitness level, its extremely difficult to keep my heart rate during exercise below 150 bpm, the rate at which the defibrillator starts activation, especially in warm humid weather.
Avatar m tn I'm just scare to do the switch and find that whatever the beta-blocker I will take now, my heart is now too much used to them and that I will need more and more to block all that adrenaline... Thanks!
15256956 tn?1439428831 PM), Ativan 1 MG as needed. My anxiety is centered around my heart and the fear of having a heart attack and developing a heart condition. I guess you could call it Cardio-Neurosis. This is exasperated by PVC's / PAC's (skipped beats) and Palpitations. Have had multiple EKG's, three stress tests and a heart cath back in 2010. All came back normal and the cath showed no signs of heart disease.
Avatar m tn I sought second opinions from heart specialists, made visits to ear-nose-and-throat specialist and neurologists and even had a brain-scan (CT). I was so nervous, I actually had a panic-attack INSIDE the CT scanner! Alas, all was normal and healthy, despite being racked with anxiety. After all my clinical tests, I was forced to realize that my problems did not stem from my body, but rather my MIND.
Avatar m tn Metoprolol is a beta blocker and helps to lower blood pressure and the heart rate. It is prescribed for angina and to help prevent a heart attack. After taking this drug for several years I have become rather dependent on it. I have a really bad day if I miss my dose. I take 100 mg every morning. Since you have a healthy heart and feel that it wasn't a heart attack I would certainly discuss the use of this drug and I would give this some thought before getting started on it.
Avatar n tn A week before my period or when I have my period or a week after after I get some random heart palpitations , slight loose of mind and tend to vomit plus I get anxious and scared which makes things worse.
Avatar m tn Blood pressure was very high at 190/150, with heart beat very high at 155+. Was admitted for 3 days. ECG and Echo were fine, heart was functioning properly. Current Question: Chest discomfort since yesterday evening - feels like pressure on heart, discomfort, squeezing, but not pain. Took BP medicines and 1 aspirin tablet yesterday night. Yesterday evening and today morning I was able to drive to and fro from office (1+ hrs each way). Checked BP at home, 145/98, with heart beat at 100.
Avatar n tn I have since been changed back to Metoprolol ER and Amilipidone. I had anxiety many years back, weaned myself off of Lorazepam and was fine for over 10 years, since this health scare, I am back on the lorezapam and also Lexapro. Every pain I get I'm scared to death I'm having a heart attack. This has hampered my happy life.
Avatar f tn I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband. I'm a husband and a father and about the same age, and I can't imagine the thought of leaving my family behind. I'll keep your family in my thoughts at church this Sunday. I'm assuming you're asking if the ER should have done more investigating into the previous ER visits. I'm not a doctor, just a person with some heart issues, so I've done a ton of reading on the subject, so take my input for what it is - relatively uninformed.
687079 tn?1230952212 I thought it was jsut for people with hyperthyroid. I went to the ER recently thinking I was having a heart problem and they took an EKG and said I was fine. They said I was having panic attacks. Gave me zanax. I am planning on going to an endocrinologist. What are your numbers? Some docs use a range of .05-5.0 for TSH and others use .03-3.0 so this can change everything . Check into it, let us know what you find out, as I am very curious and going through the very same thing!
Avatar f tn I also suffer from PVC's, PAC's and 1st degree heart block. I take Rythmol, Propranolol SR, Spironolactone and baby aspirin was just started since the atrial flutter diagnosis. Is there an easy way to tell when I go into an SVT vs a flutter or PVC? I'm constantly getting different flutters, thumps and flops in the chest and tend to be tachy most of the time. It's just a normal day for me. Thanks for reading and helping....