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A 70-year-old male asked:

Take 25mglosarten.rhr 53/moderate exercise, cannot get hr above 80/ no shortage of breath.might losarten be limiting my hr?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Possible: 70 years old suppose to have higher heart rate. May be losartan effecting your heart rate. Dose may need to be adjusted. Call your prescriber.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Heart rate: Unlike beta blockers or certain calcium channel blockers like verapamil, losartan shouldn't affect your heart rate or rhythm. I have seen many people with resting heart rates around 50 who don't reach their peak exercise heart rate goal. Running up hill is the ultimate way to increase your exercise rate, but pass a stress test before you try it.

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