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  • Coreg?

    I havn't been posting as I have not yet seen a new heart doctor at Wake Forest. (Snow storm on that day) I went back to my first cardioligst which I still see. He prescribed the drug Coreg3.125 mg. My blood pressure to stable but my heart rate is still high with frequents bouts of very hard pounding and doesn't feel like its beating right (it doesn't feel like palpatations); and had some very bad spells. My first question, has anyone used this drug and what are the side effects. He started me out on the lowest dos age, he also wants me to have another cardiolite study and I just had one in August and they said it was ok. I don't want to start this drug until I see the new cardioligst at Wake Forest and get her opinion, also should I have another cardiolite study done or should I get another echo. He said the only thing that is keeping me from having a heart attack is my good cholosterals, still have high total cholosteral. Also he said this drug would help my LVH, which he said was at risk for sudden cardiac death.

    I weaned off my troprol as it was dropping my heart rate and blood pressure so low.

    Any thoughts or opinions as what I should do.

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    Re: Coreg?


    there are so many things wrong with that treatment plan, i don't even know where to start except by telling you to please see a specialist asap.

    coreg - not used for HCMers, should not be used on those who have palpitations.

    stress test - done from time to time but every 5-6 months is a bit steep.

    do you have LVH or HCM? people can have LVH from other causes. does this doctor know the difference?

    if you are truly at risk for sudden death, then your doctor should be scheduling your ICD placement instead of ordering a stress test

    get an echo, see a specialist

    take care



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      Re: Coreg?


      Sarah is right, if you have HCM you should not be taking Coreg of any form,It seems to help some patients with dialated form of the disease, Sarah is also right when she said you need a specialist, it made all the differance in the world for me, i have been diagnosed for over a year now and i have only had one stress test done, Call Lisa and she can help you find one near you if possible, she helped me

      Take care
      Diagnosed 2003
      Myectomy 2-23-2004
      Husband: Ken
      Son: John diagnosed 2004
      Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

      Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


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        Re: Coreg?

        I don't think I have HCM, my echo stress last January showed LVH, mitral and tripsud reg. and mitral valve annular calcification. I will be seeing a new heart dr. on Jan 15 at Wake Forest to find out exactly what is going on. I don't understand about the LVH because my blood pressure I thought was fine unless it was high and I didn't know it.

        I think that the Caridiolite study is just a money jimmick for the hospital.

        I will ask the LVH specialist if I should have one when on Jan. 15 at my appt., since the cardiolite is not scheduled until Jan. 27.