A member asked:

Getting irregular heartbeats on home bp monitor. recent physical showed no issues. is the potassium in losartan 25mg causing this. low heart rate 55. ?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander answered

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology

The accuracy of home: monitors to assess rhythm is poor at best in particular at slow heart rates. The potassium in Losartan is less than what you get in a glass of OJ. Irregular heart beats can only truly be assessed with electrocardiography not pressure pulsemetry. I would suggest you ignore the monitor and continue your losartan as prescribed. Alert your health care provider if you have rapid heart beats.

Answered 12/3/2015



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