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I am a 90 yr old retired dentist with heart disease. I am having trouble with dizzines even though the dosage was cut to 25mg. If I stop taking it, my fibrillation and heart rate increase a lot.

I am a 90 yr old retired dentist with heart disease.  I am having trouble with dizzines even though the dosage was cut to 25mg. If I stop taking it, my fibrillation and heart rate increase a lot.

What are we: "talking about", Sir..if it is LOPRESSOR (metoprolol tartrate) ask your Cardiologist to suggest another beta-blocker!! There are quite a few with VARYING side effects and I bet there is one for you! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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What makes heart rate increase during exercise besides epinephrine?

What makes heart rate increase during exercise besides epinephrine?

Many factors: humidity, altitude, oxygen tension, thermal are just a few examples. Dehydration as well as increasing the core body temp are very influential on raising your heart rate. How good your fitness level is also important. ...Read more

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If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

Weed: Heart attack is a multifactorial event. If weed was a common cause of heart attack, Bill Maher probably wouldn't be pushing it to be legalized. ...Read more

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How does increased heart rate due to stress result in a heart attack?

How does increased heart rate due to stress result in a heart attack?

Increased rate: Your heart needs blood to function, if it's working harder, it needs more oxygen. If your heart blood vessels can't deliver the extra oxygen, areas of your heart become. ...Read more

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Heart rate increase, breathing rate increase, dizzy, tremor, normal thyroid hormone? happen during excitement or anxiety. why?

Heart rate increase, breathing rate increase, dizzy, tremor, normal thyroid hormone? happen during excitement or anxiety. why?

Many possibilities: Could you be pregnant? If not, Have you had a rapid growth spurt? Sometimes during periods of rapid growth the autonomic nervous system has trouble regulating and you may need to have more salt and water in your diet. Check for a 30 beat or more difference in hr from lying down to standing. ...Read more

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How come my heart rate increase so much when I try weed?

How come my heart rate increase so much when I try weed?

Side effect: That is called tachycardia and is a side effect. It may not be good for you. ...Read more

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Why does my heart rate increase when i'm in a hot shower?

Why does my heart rate increase when i'm in a hot shower?

Vasodilitation : Hearts job is to keep brain alive any drop i pressure from blood shunting to other parts will be adjusted forcby increasing heart rate. ...Read more

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Why does my heart rate increase when i listen to music? Is this normal?

Why does my heart rate increase when i listen to music? Is this normal?

It may be: The heart rate is affected by emotional factors and music can have powerful emotional effects.Music with a fast, "jumpy" beat can be especially so. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more