Metoprolol for myocardial infarction

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9870921 tn?1481262567 Following abrupt cessation of therapy with certain beta-blocking agents, exacerbations of angina pectoris and, in some cases, myocardial infarction have occurred. When discontinuing chronically administered Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) , particularly in patients with ischemic heart disease, the dosage should be gradually reduced over a period of 1-2 weeks and the patient should be carefully monitored.
Avatar n tn I had a massive myocardial infarction almost 1 year ago i had a promus stent inserted in my RCA it was almost 100% blocked..two other arteries were 30 % blocked.. I am on plavix and 325 mg asa everyday..alongf with lisinopril,metoprolol, and 80 mg pravachol..I also have graves disease and am on methimazole.. I am a nurse..I need to know if lifting heavy patients and pushing beds is a danger to me.. I do still have some problems with feeling ill..
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.
Avatar m tn Patients who have a decreased ejection fraction or heart failure, for any reason, including a myocardial infarction, would be candidates for an ICD. It would be important to know your precise ejection fraction, and long you have been on an optimal medical regimen. The other category of patients are those with specific cardiac arrhythmias, patients who survived a potentially deadly arrhythmia, or patients at increased risk for an arrhythmia.
Avatar m tn If you are already taking 100mg metoprolol and you are still having spells of tachycardia, then yes, do continue to seek help. One would hope that the metoprolol would control your symptoms, and if not, then further consultation is appropriate.
Avatar m tn I was once asked if I had a Myocardial infarction after an er visit that turned out to be GI distress (the ER MD read the ECG and asked...) Apparently I have an abnormal heartbeat..sometimes I feel it flutter or racing a bit..not often...????
1124887 tn?1313758491 For me, the 2 fundamental questions to ask in regards to any kind of arrhythmia is 1) does it alter a patient’s prognosis (increase their chance for cardiovascular events like myocardial infarction (heart attack) or cerebrovascular event (CVA); 2) does it cause symptoms. In a patient with no evidence of structural heart disease (normal echo), this situation falls into the latter category. I agree with metoprolol in this occasion.
Avatar m tn The pathophysiologic mechanism for right to left shunt would invlove right ventricular myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, and pneumonectomy all elevate right ventricular pressure, leading to a right-to-left shunt through the ASA and the associated interatrial defect. The CT scan would dx those conditions as well as your other tests. Normal PO2 95-100 at sea level and less than 90 is considered low, and severe would be less than 80.
Avatar n tn These drugs are commonly used to help prevent cardiac conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension), atrial fibrillation, angina, myocardial infarction (a heart attack), and ventricular arrhythmias. Beta blockers will control your heart rate, blood pressure, and disarythmias. The side effects of beta blockers are BROCHOSPASM! They make you wheeze. So you see here, one cancels the other out. It appears this is whats happening to you.
Avatar m tn Thanks for your comments. Coming off this stuff is like coming off of Kryptonite for Gods sake....I am 44, extremely healthy with the exception of needing to treat some mild hypertension, but this Atenolol....cure way worse than the disease for me...and it's like the mafia...once you get in, it may kill you to get out!! I wish my doctor had put me on a low dose of some nice, easy to manage ACE inhibitor and been done with it.
Avatar f tn With 11 years of she has supraventricular tachycardia. She has a myocardial bridging of the mid and distal LAD and possibly variant angina. I suspect that the patient has a coronary artery crossing, but not sure. In our country, there were no such cases. I ask you to help, if possible. Do you experience a the crossing of the coronary arteries? Or maybe you heard about such cases? I know that crossing is not a normal variant.
Avatar n tn The injury is typically due to acute myocardial infarction, but may be from a number of causes that result in increased pressure or volume overload (forms of strain) on the heart as associated with high blood pressure. Controlling bp and volume overload can reverse remodeling (dilated LV)...It hppened in my case "Chronic hypertension, congenital heart disease with intracardiac shunting, and valvular heart disease may also lead to remodeling.
Avatar n tn 23 Dear Peter, There are a few pieces missing from your puzzle. Tachycardia is not generally part of a previous myocardial infarction 5 years ago. Metoprolol slows the heart not the opposite. Did he have high blood pressure in 1994? What sort of evaluation did the man have when he was seen in 1999? Did he have an echocardiogram? Does he have heart failure? Why was he told to take off work for 6 months? I hope you find this information useful.
Avatar m tn The lipid was normal (values in next post) the next day evening after the pain I went to a Cardiologist and he again took a ECG and an echo and said I had a Myocardial infarction and my right ventricle was affected. I was admitted into a hospital for observation and medication. I am now on medication of : Clopigrel 75 mg(twice), Ecosprin 150 mg(once), Pantodac 40mg(once), Storvas 40mg(once), Covance 25 mg(once), Metoprolol 12.5 mg(twice), Angispan TR 25 mg(twice).
Avatar n tn This process involves a spectrum of clinical disorder including stable angina, unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction. You state that your labwork was elevated and I'm assuming that that means that you had an elevated troponin or had an elevated CK-MB, which means that she probably had a small heart attack during that event.
Avatar n tn Atrial flutter is most often associated with a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or surgery on the heart. Atrial fibrillation or flutter affects about 5 out of 1000 people. It can affect either sex. Atrial fibrillation is very common in the elderly, but it can occur in persons of any age. Prevention: Follow the health care provider's recommendations for the treatment of underlying disorders. Avoid binge drinking.
Avatar n tn Atrial flutter is most often associated with a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or surgery on the heart. Atrial fibrillation or flutter affects about 5 out of 1000 people. It can affect either sex. Atrial fibrillation is very common in the elderly, but it can occur in persons of any age. Prevention: Follow the health care provider's recommendations for the treatment of underlying disorders. Avoid binge drinking.
Avatar n tn Side effects of out of control hypertension include myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure. Not taking medicine or trying to control your blood pressure should not be an option. Side effects of the medicines are available on medincine sheets from your pharmacy and are too numerous to list. Most often the side effects are rare. Yes. There is a direct relationship with level of blood pressure and stroke and mi. Get it under control. good luck. hope this is a start.
Avatar n tn Atrial flutter is most often associated with a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or surgery on the heart. Atrial fibrillation or flutter affects about 5 out of 1000 people. It can affect either sex. Atrial fibrillation is very common in the elderly, but it can occur in persons of any age. Prevention: Follow the health care provider's recommendations for the treatment of underlying disorders. Avoid binge drinking.
Avatar n tn Atrial flutter is most often associated with a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or surgery on the heart. Atrial fibrillation or flutter affects about 5 out of 1000 people. It can affect either sex. Atrial fibrillation is very common in the elderly, but it can occur in persons of any age. Prevention: Follow the health care provider's recommendations for the treatment of underlying disorders. Avoid binge drinking.
Avatar f tn Beta blockers like Atenolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol and Propronolol have a black box warning for patients to be supervised by a physician while discontinuing use of these drugs. Withdrawal can cause severe exacerbation of angina and myocardial infarction. Ibuprofen, Indomethecin and Ketorolac are just a few non-selective NSAIDs that are required to have a black box warning for cardiovascular risks and gastrointestinal bleeding that can be fatal if used on a long-term basis.
959034 tn?1253675076 Close observation for clinical and laboratory evidence of altered effects is recommended for both agents. Patients should be advised to notify their physician if they experience loss of therapeutic effects. carbamazepine ⇔ clonazepam Applies to:Tegretol (carbamazepine), Klonopin (clonazepam) Moderate Drug Interaction MONITOR: Carbamazepine may reduce serum clonazepam levels. The mechanism may be related to induction of metabolism.
Avatar n tn It looks like your doctors have you on an excellent medical regimen, which includes all the classes of drugs that improve prognosis and decrease complications post myocardial infarction so I have no suggestions on this regard.
Avatar m tn Metoprolol - It is a beta blocker - generic for Toprol. Just a comment regarding your last post- personally I think it is important to know the names/dosages and reasons for the drugs you take. On several occasions I was asked these questions and the nurse commented how important it is to know that info. I have this info written down with me and in the car just incase I am unable to communicate. IMHO.
Avatar n tn Technically and medically, heart attack means myocardial infarction. This is when the blood supply to a part of the heart muscle is completely cut off and the muscle starts to die, never to be revived again. Some people refer to very bad symptoms (Angina) as having a heart attack, because the heart is under attack but the blood supply is not cut off totally. With a 99% blockage it can feel very nasty. All my experiences have been with the latter.
Avatar m tn If your system sustained viability with the heavy demand for oxygenated blood supply for so many years you may have an adequate workable system for the remainder of your life free from any serious cardiovascular events. Thanks for sharing, and if you have any further questions or comments you arfe welcome to reply. Take care, and I wish you well going forward.
5079728 tn?1365553589 Beta blockers like Atenolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol and Propronolol have a black box warning for patients to be supervised by a physician while discontinuing use of these drugs. Withdrawal can cause severe exacerbation of angina and myocardial infarction. Ibuprofen, Indomethecin and Ketorolac are just a few non-selective NSAIDs that are required to have a black box warning for cardiovascular risks and gastrointestinal bleeding that can be fatal if used on a long-term basis.
Avatar m tn this type of regurg occurs SECONDARY to some other condition such as Dilated CM, inflammatory disease, congenital condition or Myocardial Infarction. Or it may occur in response to some other PHYSIOLOGIC condition or status. The valve in this case is structurally normal and otherwise FUNCTIONAL. 2. Primary or Pathologic regurgitation. This occurs due to disease or malformation of the Valve itself.
Avatar n tn When performed at an experienced center, surgical ablation is an excellent option for selected patients with ventricular tachycardia due to prior myocardial infarction who have a discrete aneurysm but otherwise well-preserved ventricular function. Catheter ablation shows promise for this arrhythmia, but it can be offered only to those patients who have relatively slow tachycardias that allow catheter mapping.
Avatar n tn - http://www.ce5.com/ekg500.htm now if I have understood correctly going by this I have VT and when in a bad attack of PVC's say over a day I have sustained VT for around 10hrs. That can't be correct can it ? Is this the correct definition of VT ? I don't mean to alarm anyone and find it dubious becaue by the definition if I understand it correctly I have been in sustained VT for a good number of months now .... erm any comments ... anyone.