Metoprolol chf

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Avatar n tn I have been diganosed with CHF. At the present time I'm taken all the "right " meds from what I read at the forum. My Bp is getting better now , it was too low, but now is getting to what it was before the event. My pulse rate fluctuates from in the 60's to the hight end of 50's. Is this normal? I do not experienced any shortness of breath at the present and I'm walking 3 miles a day. It has been 5 months since my heart attack I'm also unable to put any wight on.
Avatar f tn My Dad recently found out he had CHF. He became very ill, This was in early Aug. He is doing quite well know , However he never sleeps. I have ask him if he becomes SOB when he lays down and he says no that he just can't sleep. So does insomnia come with CHF?
Avatar m tn I've read that ACE Inhibitors are preferable to ARBs, though, when it comes to CHF. Should I try another ACE, or would all of them be likely to cause a cough since the Lisinopril did? Or is the Cozaar good enough? (Some places even suggest taking an ACE along with an that a good idea?) Blood Thinners: Should I be taking one? (And is low-dose aspirin safe? There seems to be conflicting thoughts on this for people with CHF.) Supplements: Should I be taking any? What about statins?
Avatar f tn I had a cardic catherization done which showed clear coronary artieries but some irregularaties in the heart wall. The emergentologist wondered about CHF and asked me if I had thought of it. I replied yes since I knew the symptoms well having nursed my father through 3 valve replace ments. I responded well to nitro patch and the cardiologist put me on a bata blocker to slow down and regulate my heart and strengthen my heat beat. I still have a few twinges of angina , is this normal?
Avatar f tn My pharmacist thinks I have CHF but still waiting for some kind of diagnosis. I found out 6 months ago I have MVP but very mild and nothing to worry about it and referred myself to a cardiologist who didn't seem too concerned. Still having problems, I contacted cardio before Easter and complained about the edema. He did a second echo and this one was worse. At my visit, he mentioned I have an ejection fraction of 45% and my heart is "lazy everywhere." What does that mean?
Avatar f tn Should a patient with severe CHF be put on multaq or amiodorone? I have read that multaq has contraindications for patients with CHF. . Please help! My 86 year old mother has a history of high blood pressure. She has been on metoprolol, vasotec and norvasc for years. Her heart rate had stayed in the 60s for years. A few weeks ago, her heart began to race. (I am wondering if some of her medications were not correct from the pharmacy...
Avatar n tn I am disturbed by data on the net saying "80% of CHF patients below 65 will die within 8 years". Is it statistically true. What can I do to increase my chances of survival, and quality of life. I had an MI last year Dec 06,and got stents in three arteries. I have an EF of 40%. I continue to have a low BP of 90/60 ever after the MI and pulse rate is 65-70 at rest. I have diastolic and systolic HF. I get tired after walking about 40 minutes at a good pace.
612551 tn?1450025775 Following are my observations on day two of substituting Atenolol 25 mg twice a day for Metoprolol 25 mg twice a day.. both are regular, for Metoprolol it is called Tartrate, I think the Atenolol comes in only one normally longer lasting form. Today in the early afternoon, following my third 25 mg dose of Atenolol at about 9 AM, I noticed some dizziness when I rose from a time sitting.
Avatar f tn I have a wonderful (and high profile) cardiologist in Boston (who performed the ablation). He put me on flecainide (worked up to 75mg/day) and 50mg/day metoprolol. It worked at first - not a blip. But then I started having frightening episodes of SVT, which brought me to the ER, and eventually hospitalization. He took me off the flecainide which seemed to be the cause of the SVT. I also have atrial flutter now.
Avatar m tn I will suggest the use beta blockers like atenolol/metoprolol which tend to slow the heart rate and thus improve the filling of the heart during the relaxation phase of the heart. I don’t think you need diuretics (drugs which increase the urine formation) as you don’t seem to have the symptoms of CHF presently. I sincerely hope that helps. Please do keep me posted. Kind regards.
Avatar m tn Every time I complained, the cardiologist increased the dosage of the Metoprolol. Now, in addition to CHF, I have COPD and diabetes. I finally convinced him to stop the Metoprolol but it was too late to reverse the other damage. If you haven't already done so, go to some safe Web sites and see if you can find some ideas to follow up on with a medical specialist. Be aggressive -- and keep us informed of your progress.
Avatar n tn I have been told that both Metoprolol and Carvelidol are beta blockers used mostly in the tratment of CHF. What are the advantages of using Coreg instead of Toprol for the treatment of CHF. Does Coreg have a bigger or better effect in increasing EF and protecting heart function from progressive deterioration? Is Coreg contraindicated for people with mild kidney impairment? Thanks for your reply to this posting.
Avatar n tn I have been told that both Metoprolol and Carvelidol are beta blockers used mostly in the tratment of CHF. What are the advantages of using Coreg instead of Toprol for the treatment of CHF. Does Coreg have a bigger or better effect in increasing EF and protecting heart function from progressive deterioration? Is Coreg contraindicated for people with mild kidney impairment? Thanks for your reply to this posting.
Avatar n tn My heart beats between 130 and 140 beats per minute despite 200 - 300 mg of metoprolol, a dose of lisinonpril and between 240 and 400 mg of lasix daily. I also take allipurinol for gout and some other meds for other things but I stopped taking amiodorone about 18 months after the initial hospitalization because i felt it was giving me terrible hot flashes and I had read up on the dangers of it and was worried about that.
Avatar m tn Atrial Fib (taking warfarin/metoprolol); otherwise very healthy. Over the past year he has had worsening SX of CHF. He was hospitalized July 2010 for this -- had 1.5 L fluid drained from his lungs and blood transfusion to treat RBC (2.8) H/H (8.7/25.9). His BUN/Cr was 59/1.8 on admission. Within 2 weeks of being discharged he had a 7lb wgt gain and had fluid drain as an outpatient.
5707348 tn?1372788697 My husband was being treated for HBP with Atenolol and another drug. His blood sugar shot up to the sky. I was being treated with Metoprolol for CHF; it ruined my lungs and I am now suffering with COPD as well as diabetes. The doctors cover themselves with some self-serving statement that the "benefits outweigh the negatives". What happened to the Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm?
Avatar m tn Yes you should continue to take the metoprolol since if you go into F your rate may not be controlled without it and you may have CHF or even a myocardial infarction. Also if you are over the age of 65 you may need to be on coumadin and not aspirin for stroke prevention.
1017020 tn?1251256924 My Grandma on my Mom's side is diagnosed with CHF and COPD. My Mom died last year during a heart cath procedure and on her autopsy report under other causes to death they listed CHF and COPD. I just turned 22 today and was wondering if there is a chance that I might end up with either of these and if so if there is any prevention I can take now to limit my chances of getting it. Thank you.
Avatar f tn There are a lot variables to deal with when you are fighting CHF, and if you don't deal with all of them, CHF may win the battle. I hope the best for you and your father.
Avatar n tn Has pulmonary hypertension with RVSP of 90, some tricuspid and mitral regurg. ICD/Pacemaker inserted in 2008 for fainting episodes with relief. Chronic but no acute CHF since late 2007. BNP was 60 (checked 10 days ago). Some of meds: Plavix, EC ASA 81 mg, Metoprolol XL, Benicar, Flomax, Lipitor, Lexapro, Vitamin, Folbee, Ferrous Sulfate. NOW THE QUESTION. He is adamant that he wants to ride his bicycle. One doctor said that he can try it.
Avatar n tn Dear janicep, Toprol XL (metoprolol) is another drug in the family of beta-blockers. There is some data that it is equally effective in heart failure. In addition it is a once-a-day drug. However, in my experience the side-effects of beta-blockers are similar across all of the different types. However, it may still be worth a trial. I would discuss this with your doctor and see if he/she agrees.
Avatar n tn I have just learned that low CoQ10 levels in the blood are related to depression and CHF. I had taken a beta-blocker Lopressor (Metoprolol) but stopped after talking to my Doc about depression. I still had bouts of depression, but did not take it again until recently when my new cardiologist recommended it. My depression was much better so I gave it a shot. In the meantime I started using Ubiquinol after learning that i sould help with cardiac health.
Avatar n tn Just on Enalapril and Metoprolol extended release. Keeping my pressure in the 120-140 over 58-72 range with a HR in the 68-85 range. I have CHF with EF 10-15%, member since 1997 :) along with COPD down to 25% lung function. Good luck to you!
Avatar n tn Is DCm and CHF synonymous as the ER Dr. suggested? What would a prognosis be based on his age,symptoms,EF, and lack of other health issue? (his Cardiologist says DCM is a life long disease but how long his life will be is unknown. I asked for numbers, and he said that in my hubby's case it's rather uncommon for someone to have these issues, AND when he did the stress test, they had to administer drugs to counter the sped up heart because he could NOT breath well.
Avatar f tn My cardiologist said it might be my meds, Metoprolol, but since I wasn't on it last year or the years prior when it occurred, this seems unlikely. She lowered the dose, but it isn't making any difference. She also says my heart is fine, there is no CHF. So, what can be causing this? Last year my PCP put me on Lasix and my creatin levels went up, causing concern. So what do I do to find the cause? What type of doctor do I need to see?
Avatar m tn I have been fighting chronic AFIB and CHF since November 2004. I have tried numerous meds, sotolol, tikosyn, and now Multaq ordronedarone which just recently won FDA approval. I have been cardioverted 8 times over the past 2 years, and have had 2 cath ablations the first in March 06 and the second one this past June.
Avatar f tn Was OK on any high dose, but I have high blood pressure to begin with. I am on 100 mg Metoprolol, can’t feel it. Call them, tell them! And don't worry, they will find the right dose for you, sometimes it takes a while as I was reading others experiences. I am glad you went to the DR . Let us know, how all goes !