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beta blockers for arrhythmia

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Arrhhythmia: Arrhythmia occur because of several reasons requiring different treatments..Beta blockers are only one type of medication that are used for the treatm ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alonso Morales Medina
Specializes in Medicina Interna
Different class: There are four classes of antiarrhytmic drugs. Most beta blockers are class II. Sotalol is a betablocker, but it also blocks potassium channels, which ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Powelson
34 years experience in Transplant Surgery
Irregular: Atrial fibrillation is irregularly irregular, (no pattern to the rhythm). Three issues with af: rate. The rate of untreated af is typically around 150 ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
How they work.: Calcium channel blockers (ccb) affect calcium channels in the heart muscle cells. Beta blockers (bb) affect beta receptors in the conduction pathways ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
Reverses Ht Failure: Toprol xl (specifically that formulation, not metoprolol tartrate) and Carvedilol (generic or Coreg (carvedilol) brand name) have been shown in large, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: In the United States, beta blockers are only available via prescription. See your doctor if you feel you need one. Hope this helps!
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
Yes to an extent: More beneficial to prevent af than vf!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Beta blockers: Are safe in general for sinus tachycardia.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Carvedilol is an excellent medication that has Alpha & beta blocking properties.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
AMIODARONE AND: Sotalol, as well as tykocin.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: In patients with wolff-parkinson-white especially those who have a history of atrial fibrillation or flutter, beta blockers and calcium channel blocke ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blockers: The cell membranes have receptor sites(like plug outlets)for various drugs. The calcium blockers block the calcium channel plugs and the beta blockers ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience in Critical Care
Beta Blockers: Yes. Beta blockers are antiarrythmic medications as well as an anti-hypertensive medication. It counteracts the effects of catacholamines like Epine ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Unsure: Beta blockers are usually the drug of choice in this situation. However, some venticular arrythmias doe respond to calcium blockers like verapamil. Se ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Breinholt
20 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
No: They are used to slow the heart rate. Can be used with fast heart rate problems, but can also aide in blood pressure. Usually will increase cardiac ou ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Altace is an ace inhibitor. Ace inhibitors act differently and on different targets than beta blockers.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Common in treatment of premature atrial beats, premature ventricular beats, supra ventricular tachycardia
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That is one approach: Beat blockers are sometimes used to stop physical anxiety symptoms (especially w social anxiety disorder). It can help to reduce fast heart rate, blus ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: An overdose in beta blocker can cause cardio respiratory arrest -- only take beta blocker under a doctor supervision and direction.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Losartan: Losartan is not a beta blocker.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience in Cardiology
Atenolol: Yes

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