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Can lisinopril have the benefit of lowering a heart rate even though it may not be as effective as a beta blocker?

Can lisinopril have the benefit of lowering a heart rate even though it may not be as effective as a beta blocker?

Unlikely: As you mentioned, beta blockers lower heart rate. Ace inhibitors such as Lisinopril do not possess that property. ...Read more

Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more


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Does lisinopril slow down heart rate?

Does lisinopril slow down heart rate?

Just minimally: Lisinopril and related drugs (ace/arbs) minimally lower heart rate (just 2-3 points on average), more only if the potassium goes up excessively. Other BP meds that lower heart rate more include beta-blockers, clonidine, and sometimes Diltiazem verapamil. Rates of 60 and above usually are ok, . ...Read more

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Is there a connection between low heart rate and taking lisinopril?

Is there a connection between low heart rate and taking lisinopril?

No: There is no direct correlation or effect of an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor with low heart rate. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure and just woke with a heart rate of 120 should I be concerned? I have been taking lisinopril for 3 days

I have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure and just woke with a heart rate of 120 should I be concerned? I have been taking lisinopril for 3 days

No.: A heart rate of 120 is not unusual or worrisome per se. It can be a normal response to various things, such as exercise, pain, fever or anxiety. If it resolves on its own, within a few minutes then you need not worry about it. However, if it persists for hours or if you are having symptoms such as trouble breathing or chest pain etc., then it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I am on a low dose of lisinopril and my heart rate gets down to 34bmp. I wear a fitbit to monitor and I have bradycardia. Is this safe for me to take?

I am on a low dose of lisinopril and my heart rate gets down to 34bmp. I wear a fitbit to monitor and I have bradycardia. Is this safe for me to take?

Odd issue: I can't see that the Lisinopril would effect your heart rate at all. Regardless, either your fitbit is not picking up an accurate heart rate or you have a real problem. Call your doc now & discuss the situation. ...Read more

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Bp at 114/72 on lisinopril-hctz, bupropion, pain med. Having fast heart rate, dizzy, lightheaded, weak, vomiting (daily), nausea...Whats wrong? :- (

Bp at 114/72 on lisinopril-hctz, bupropion, pain med. Having fast heart rate, dizzy, lightheaded, weak, vomiting (daily), nausea...Whats wrong? :- (

? drug reaction, flu: Sometimes, drug combinations can be a problem, such as a seratonin syndrome. But this time of year, several influenza problems are occurring. See your doctor and get this addressed. ...Read more

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Are there medications that only lower heart rate w/out lowering my blood pressure? If yes; could you list a few for me, please? Thanks!

Are there medications that only lower heart rate w/out lowering my blood pressure? If yes; could you list a few for me, please? Thanks!

Meds for herart rate: First of all, it depends on why your heart rate is fast. If you have atrial fibrillation for example, digoxin is good. If your heart rate is fast because of too much coffee, alcohol, otc decongestions, anemia etc then treat or stop underlying cause. ...Read more

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Do sports drinks lower heart rate?

Water will, too: If fast heart rate is due to dehydration, rehydration in any form will lower it. Water is the best choice, unless very strenuous, prolonged exercise, then sports drinks may have some slight advantage. Never count caffeinated or alcoholic beverages as rehydration, they actually work as diuretics and make the problem worse. ...Read more

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Can having high LDL levels make it more difficult to lower heart rate during exercise?

Can having high LDL levels make it more difficult to lower heart rate during exercise?

No: Ldl levels will not affect your heart rate response to exercise. It will however, increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. See your doc about ways to get this down. ...Read more

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Is there anything else that can lower heart rate besides medicine, my heart rate has become fast due to inactivity, and when I walk it plummets too.

Is there anything else that can lower heart rate besides medicine, my heart rate has become fast due to inactivity, and when I walk it plummets too.

It is very: Abnormal for the heart rate to "plummet"when walking. Please see your doctor or consult a cardiologist before this makes you very ill. ...Read more

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Is bystolic (nebivolol) good for headaches and is it basically used to lower heart rate....if above 120 consistently?

Is bystolic (nebivolol) good for headaches and is it basically used to lower heart rate....if above 120 consistently?

Maybe: bystolic (nebivolol) is a beta blocker, and this class of drugs is useful in treating certain headaches, particularly those of the migranous variety. It's properties cause slowing of the heart rate ...Read more

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Can clonidine lower heart rate? Having POTS, my HR is usually 115 on a good day. The past 2 weeks it's been as low as 40 bpm.

Can clonidine lower heart rate? Having POTS, my HR is usually 115 on a good day. The past 2 weeks it's been as low as 40 bpm.

Yes: Loweing heart rate is a side-effect of this centrally acting anti-hypertensive. For a paitent with POTS, I donot believe Clonidine is the best drug for treatment of hypertension becuase of its effect on the autonomic system. See a cardiologist or electrophysiologist, and get another antijypertensive. Note, when weaning off clonidine, you can also get a rebound hypertension. So you need to follow. ...Read more

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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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Prinivil (Definition)

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