Beta Blockers

Dual chamber PM for last 10yrs.   last phone download shows periods of complex tachy (100bpm+)   Cardio advising  Beta Blockers .   My normal rates  106 to 130 over 73 to 90 pulse 68 to 78 .   No other indications on high pulse,   Anyone else ???


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Beta blockers

by Gemita - 2020-08-16 15:26:39

John, I was initially prescribed beta blockers for extremely high heart rates, going intermittently above 200+ bpm range.  Beta blockers can also be prescribed to calm down simple ectopics or other arrhythmias, even at lower heart rates.

Your numbers don't seem too worrisome at the moment but nonetheless you still have periods of tachycardia when your heart rate is over 100+ bpm and your doctors will want to try to prevent this from progressing.  A low dose beta blocker may be all that is needed to keep things under control.  I take Bisoprolol, a cardio selective beta blocker which has been extremely safe and calming.  Although I can get very high heart rates, my blood pressure is always on the low side and so I cannot take too high a dose of a beta blocker.  I see your blood pressure is also fairly normal so I would ask for as low a dose of a beta blocker as possible (if you decide to take it) to allow your body time to adjust.  

Beta Blockers

by johnl - 2020-08-16 17:25:13

Thank you Gemita,  I have been prescibed 2.5mg Bisoprolol so will give it a try.

Just a question

by Irisheyes682 - 2020-09-27 08:33:34

Hi John,

How do you download to your phone? My pacer has a monitor by my bedside that transmits to my dr nightly but I would like to see on my phone. TIA!

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