Metoprolol in 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 f tn Anti-microbial drugs (antibiotics) that contain fluoroquinolones, such as Avelox, Cipro and Levaquin, have warnings because they can increase the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture, especially in patients over 60 years old. 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.
Avatar m tn It can be the end result of a number of different pathophysiologic processes. Examples of conditions that may lead to IVCD include myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy with ventricular fibrosis, chamber enlargement. The QRS complex is wide (QRS measures mvolts and msec of electrical impulse as it passes through the left ventricle), but neither typical RBBB nor typical LBBB is present (assuming no bundle branch block which is an interference along the impulse pathway).
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.
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 f tn Could the patient be left behind in physical development because of myocardial bridging? Best regards, Gisela K. M.D.
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 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...????
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 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 m tn I just cant think of a justification as to why a physician would turn to atenolol as a front line treatment for hypertension. Atenolol is a fabtastic selection in patients who have experienced myocardial infarction.. Studies have shown it has a bit more impact on myocardial O2 demand then its competitors.. This has alot to do with the specific subsets of beta receptors these medications have an affinity to. However in a simple case of hypertension metoprolol is the best option.
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 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 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 m tn I had been doing Weightlifting when I was around 21. Then I tore a ligament in my knee and quit. All in all, done a lot of things where there could have been a lot of stress, without any problems. I guess I will just wait till I get the angio report. Will post the results here. thank you so much for reading.
Avatar n tn Inflammation of the sub-epicardial myocardium is thought to be the mechanism producing ST- and T-wave changes, while inflammation of the atrium is thought to cause the PR-segment changes. In contrast to the regional ST changes of myocardial ischemia, pericarditis produces widespread ECG changes in limb and precordial leads. Four phases of ECG abnormalities have been recognized: Stage 1, with ST elevation and upright T waves, is present in 90% of cases.
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.
959034 tn?1253675076 03 mg/kg single oral dose) by 46% to 58% and decreased its half-life by 31% in eight healthy volunteers. In another study, mean peak plasma concentration (Cmax) and area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) of midazolam (15 mg oral dose) in six epileptic patients treated concomitantly with phenytoin or carbamazepine were 7.4% and 5.7%, respectively, of those observed in seven control subjects who were not receiving enzyme inducers.
Avatar m tn If you echo was normal, then you would have to conclude that you didn't have a heart attack. A myocardial infarction means the blood supply was cut off from part of the heart and would result in some heart muscle death. This would look pretty obvious on the echo, showing wall movement is abnormal.
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 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 m tn Right dominant system with RCA suppling a prominent PDA. LAD- The LAD travels in an intra arterial intra myocardial course within the intraventricular septum before emerging into the epicardial fat to run in the interventricular groove..... Have no idea what this means but they dont seem as worried as I was so I will relax and wait now.....
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.
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 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.