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A 64-year-old male asked:

What will slow my heart rate down? i take metoprolol 50mg 2x day. it lowers my blood pressure but my heart rate is still 120 - 130. bp is 107 / 70

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 63 years experience
Tachycardia : See your doctor as ther may be something else elevating your pulse rate. Good Luck
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Tachycardia: Has an EKG been done to identify the type of tachycardia you're experiencing? It's important to check for rhythms like SVT, a fib, atrial flutter as betablockers alone may not be effective. If it's simple sinus tachycardia, overactive thyroid must be looked for. A cardiologist should be involved in your care.
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Last updated Sep 25, 2018

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