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Doctor insights on: Effect Of Calcium On Heart Rate

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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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Is cilindipine 5 mg a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker. Does it have any effect on lowering heart rate?

Is cilindipine 5 mg a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker. Does it have any effect on lowering heart rate?

It is a long: Acting calcium channel blocker indicated for the management of hypertension. It will also lower the heart rate a small amount. It is less likely to produce peripheral edema as a side effect than some other calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

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If I take calcium channel blocker and beta blocker (one at night, one in morn) is the overall effect more? My heart rate feels very low through day

If I take calcium channel blocker and beta blocker (one at night, one in morn) is the overall effect more? My heart rate feels very low through day

What type of CCB: Kimberlie, calcium channel blockers (CCB) come in 2 basic "flavors". The dihydropyridine mostly effect blood vessels to lower blood pressure. The non-dihyropyridine work at the heart to reduce heart rate and force of muscle contraction by the heart. Beta Blockers (BB) also have some with affect blood vessels more (Beta 2) and some which affect heart more (Beta 1). Best to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How is a calcium blocker different from a beta blocker...And does it help with blood pressure and heart rate?

How is a calcium blocker different from a beta blocker...And does it help with blood pressure and heart rate?

BP meds: Both types lower blood pressure. B-blockers also lower heart rate. Some calcium channel blockers also lower heart rate depending on the type and in different degrees. There are indication for both, talk to your doctor for proper explanations. ...Read more

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History anxiety. Frequent heart flip flops every half hr to hour, reg heart rate no chest pain. Don't feel stressed. Body scan showed 0 calcium score.

History anxiety. Frequent heart flip flops every half hr to hour, reg heart rate no chest pain. Don't feel stressed. Body scan showed 0 calcium score.

See a cardiologist: To determine the cause of your heart symptoms. Sorry to hear that you sound very anxious but this is treatable w/therapy to re-educate your body to respond less strongly and change thought patterns. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Mom is on nabistart a beta blocker for BP, ENT gave for tinnitus tinnex a calcium blocker. Cardio had said beta better as heart rate was high. Now what?

Better for what?: Sounds like the "cardio" & ENT need to confer. Beta-blockers & Ca-modulators are used for BP control but they have numerous other uses. Is the "cardio" proposing using the beta-blocker for both BP & tinnitus? Because beta-blockers can CAUSE tinnitus as a side effect. Mom needs to get treated as a whole person, not just a heart & 2 ears. "Now what? " is a question the DOCS should properly answer. ...Read more

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Pregabalin calcium channel drug. Will it affect my blood vessels. Vaso constrict dilate. Blood pressure heart rate?

Pregabalin calcium channel drug. Will it affect my blood vessels. Vaso constrict dilate. Blood pressure heart rate?

Nerves only: Pregabalin affects the calcium channels in nerves and not blood vessels and shouldn't have any significant effect on BP or heart action. ...Read more

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Is a coronary calcium ct scan a good test to see of there is plaque in the heart arteries? How accurate is it? My cta was inconclusive. Heart rate fas

Is a coronary calcium ct scan a good test to see of there is plaque in the heart arteries? How accurate is it? My cta was inconclusive. Heart rate fas

Coronary Calcium: Coronary Calcium analysis is a method to detect calcified cholesterol in the coronary arteries. A score of zero is quite helpful and predictive in the correct age group. The difficulty is that in younger people, there may be noncalcified cholesterol plaques in the arteries which would not be detected on a coronary calcium screening test, so cardiac CTA or invasive angiography would be considered. ...Read more

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On a calcuim score ct does your heart rate have to be low like in a cta?

On a calcuim score ct does your heart rate have to be low like in a cta?

CT Calcium Score: Computed Tomography ("CT Scan") can be used to look for calcification in the walls of the coronary arteries around the heart. The extent of calcification has been shown to predict the risk of having blocked arteries and of having events like heart attacks. It is a very quick test which does not require special preparation. The proper use of this test has been intensely debated. ...Read more

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How can find your heart rate?

How can find your heart rate?

Pulse: Put two finger on your pulse just below the wrist on the thumb side (radial). Count the number of beats in 15 seconds & multiply by 4. That is your heart rate & pulse. They are the same thing. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 45 dangerous?

Is a heart rate of 45 dangerous?

Slow heart beat: If you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, pre-syncope, syncope or fatigue or chest pain or shortness of breath, then you are ok. But you complained of chest pain. Hence it should be treated. Its etiology should be elicited. Thyroid problems and blocks in heart arteries should be ruled out. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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What does heart rate of 57 mean?

Usually nothing: A heart rate of 57 is usually normal especially if you are active and exercise frequently. However, if your hr has suddenly dropped to the 50's it could mean something. Certain rhythm issues or medications can cause slow heart rates. Often these people will have dizziness, fatigue, or near fainting associated with this. If you are concerned your doctor should be able to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate staying low?

Why is my heart rate staying low?

Drug related: As I can see you are in metoprolol for htn. The most probable cause drug related. B-blockers like metoprolol decrease your hr. ...Read more

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What does a heart rate of 82 mean?

What does a heart rate of 82 mean?

Physiology: It means that your heart is contracting 82 times in one minute. That is a normal heart rate. ...Read more

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Woke up and heart rate was 139/115?

Woke up and heart rate was 139/115?

Hypertension: That is a blood pressure not a heart rate. It is too high, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is 86 BPM heart rate normal for man?

Is 86 BPM heart rate normal for man?

Yes: For the average adult, normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 bpm. ...Read more

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What do you do for fast a heart rate?

What do you do for fast a heart rate?

Why fast?: First we need to figure out why its fast and what kind of fast rhythm is it.

There are normal fast rhythms (for example when you exercise)
and there are many abnormal ones which require medical management.

If you could be more specific about the specific type of fast heart rate, might be better able to help you.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I got a unnormal heart rate sometimes?

I got a unnormal heart rate sometimes?

Need more info: Abnormal heart rate could be normal or physiologic or due to arrhymias or heart block. Need to know what type ...Read more

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What should I do to lower my heart rate?

What should I do to lower my heart rate?

Exercise: Exercise training will lower resting heart rates. Avoid stimulants like caffeine. ...Read more

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How can make my heart rate slower than 80?

How can make my heart rate slower than 80?

Improve fitness: Exercise and improve your fitness level.
When the body becomes more efficient, your heart won't have to beat as much. Takes time and a lot of hard work, but surely worth the effort. ...Read more

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How would I find and check my heart rate?

Checking pulse: Essiest way is generally checking the radial or carotid pulse by using 2nd and 3rd digits over wrist or neck area. ..When you feel pulse count number of beats over 10 seconds using a watch and multiply x 6. ...Read more

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What can my heart rate be while exercising?

Heart rate: There is no firm rule for exercise rate for training. One popular estimate is 200 minus the age. ...Read more

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What are activities to increase heart rate?

What are activities to increase heart rate?

Cardio: The best activities to increase your heart rate are any type of big cardiovascular exercise. Some of the most common would be running or bicycling. ...Read more

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What're the reasons a baby's heart rate drops?

What're the reasons a baby's heart rate drops?

?? during labor??: During labor this is commonly followed as an indicator of babies well being. Heart rate changes can be expected from head compression during a contraction.This triggers babies vagus nerve to slow the heart some during pressure & let it speed up as it lets off. It can also indicate poor blood flow thru the placenta & umbilical cord if the heart rate does not come back to normal=distress=need to act. ...Read more