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Meds after myectomy


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  • Meds after myectomy

    I was wondering what if any meds changes there are after surgery. Or what new, permanent drugs are given after surgery.


  • #2
    Many people stay remain on beta-blockers post procedure - however the doses are usually much less.
    Even post procedure you must remember that your heart is still thick and the relaxation is poor - medications help the heart relax...this has benefits for your heart long term (although there is not a great deal of data to back that up at this time).
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    Currently not obstructed
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    • #3
      Meds after myectomy


      I had my myectomy surgery in May 2002 and have remained on the
      same dose of medicine. I take 240mg of the extended release
      verapamil a day. I think I could cut back without any problems but
      my dr. wants me on this dose.



      • #4
        Hi Robbyn,

        In my case, I was weaned off of all of my meds during the month following myectomy. (I was on mega doses of inderal (beta-blocker) and verapamil, which made me very tired) I have since been placed on atenolol (another beta-blocker). I was started on 25mg/twice a day and am now taking 100mg/twice a day to keep my b/p down (which seems to be doing the trick).
        HOCM, Septal Myectomy 10/02 (Mayo Clinic), Medtronic ICD 10/07, TIA 10/07


        • #5
          I take Atenonol - but find it hard to take beta blockers, this is not the first one. I have CHF so I assume the Lasix will stay. So, along with Rythmodan and Vasotec - I was wondering if I might get rid of any. I think the drugs sometimes make you feel as bad as the disease.

          Oh well, at least it sounds like there are no new ones.



          • #6
            Prior to my surgery, I was on pretty high doses of both Nadolol and Verapimil. After surgery I was started on a very small dosage of Metropolol. Although the dosage has increased slightly, this is far less medication than I was taking before.

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