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  • Lisa Salberg
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    Re: Which medication is better for Concentric Hypertrophy?

    I will be in the office on Thursday - give me a call to discuss this further.

    Lisa

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  • shirleymahoney
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    Eileen

    I too are taking a calcium channel blocker, I take Diltiazem 240 mg i can't take Beta blockers either they give me breathing problems too and i agree with everyone else we do need a med to help our hearts out a bit,

    Like when i get upset if i don't have my med in me then i suffer chest pains and they are not pleasant to deal with let me tell you and at least with the CCB then it 's not as bad

    Shirley

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  • Eileen2345
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    Thank you Reenie.

    I guess I will try the calcium channel blockers. If beta blockers were better with helping lessen the heart's workload, I might consider taking them again and dealing with the side effects. But for now, I will try the Cardizem.

    The 2 doctors that I have seen in the past month were not much help at all.

    Thank you for relying.

    Eileen

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  • Reenie
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    Cardizem is a calcium channel blocker and they are usually seen as safer than beta blockers for those with asthma. Your question is too complicated to answer here. Everyone is so different that it's impossible for us to tell you which meds will work best. I say try the meds. You might discuss with the doctor working your way up to 120 mg, but I agree with others that you probably need something to help your heart out.

    Reenie

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  • Which medication is better for Concentric Hypertrophy?

    I everyone, I have some questions......... As I have said, I have been prescribed Cardizem which I believe is a calcium channel blocker. I have not taken it yet, before I do I would like to ask a few questions........

    Does anyone know which medication is better for the Concentric or Restrictive Left Ventricular Hypertrophy --- Beta Blockers or Calcium Channel Blockers?

    Which medication helps lessen the hearts workload the most?

    (Please let me add, that I am very complicated.)
    I have tried beta blockers and I felt very short of breath on them. I had asthma as a child and now the asthma is triggered by cats and certain pollen during the spring. Is a beta blocker not a good idea for me because of the history of asthma?

    I keep thinking about what I am going to do in the spring time (I really weeze because of the pollen) and if my children bring home the chest flu this winter like they did last year, (they are ages 8 and 6 and are in elementary school and bring home every germ known to the human race! ).

    Thank you all for any replies and information

    Eileen

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