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kensingh1186
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   Posted 6/6/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
i have high blood pressure for last 18 years. Always took one atenonol 50 mg to control it.
i had GBR from flu-shot 2 years back, since then has high BP.
Doctor gave 2 atenonol, 50 mg, per day, along with xanax 0.25 mg
my pulse rate has drastically reduced to 46-50 range.
Is this pulse rate normal, or i should see a DOCTOR/CARDIOLOGIST.
Or take only one atenonol a day. kenetth

stkitt
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   Posted 6/6/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
You may want to check with your Dr. re your dose of Atenonol to see if he/she thinks the medication is blocking your heart rate to low.


The tablets come in three strengths 25mg, 50mg and 100mg. Perhaps your Dr. will reduce your dose to 75mg depending on what your BP is. Also there are other medications available for hypertension.



Good Luck and keep us posted.



Kitt

kensingh1186
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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
my question was if 46-50 bpm pulse is normal or it is too low to TAKE ACTION or dr. advice again
what are the repercussions of low pulse rate, what could happen to me or my heart
regards,
ken

stkitt
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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
ken,


I understood your question. One of your questions in your original post was "Or take only one atenonol a day"



Bradycardia can be a serious problem if the heart doesn't pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body. For some people, however, bradycardia doesn't cause symptoms or complications.



A resting heart rate slower than 60 beats a minute may be normal for some people, particularly for healthy, young adults and trained athletes. In these cases, bradycardia isn't considered a health problem.



A number of conditions can cause signs and symptoms of bradycardia. It's important to get a prompt, accurate diagnosis and appropriate care. See your doctor if you experience any bradycardia symptoms. Sx may included near-fainting or fainting, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, disturbed sleep, chest pain, confusion or memory impairment and easily tiring during physical activity. This list is not all inclusive.



If you faint, have difficulty breathing or have chest pain lasting more than a few minutes, get emergency care or call 911 or your local emergency number.



Kindly,

Kitt
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