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Can digoxin be used in patient with irregular heart beat while the patient also suffering from hypotension?Please help.

Can digoxin be used in patient with irregular heart beat while the patient also suffering from hypotension?Please help.

Depends: Digoxin is not a medication used for treating high blood pressure and does not usually cause low blood pressure. It can be used is certain types of irregular heart beat without causing significant drop in blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Arrhythmia (Definition)

Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more


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Due to high blood pressure and irregular heart beat, I have to have a heart scan in a few weeks. Can still I use treadmiill for 30mins every two days?

Due to high blood pressure and irregular heart beat, I have to have a heart scan in a few weeks. Can still I use treadmiill for 30mins every two days?

I would urge: You to postpone the treadmill until you are cleared by your cardiologist. The added stress could exacerbate your heart irregularities or elevated your blood pressure further. ...Read more

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I have an irregular heart beat . Blood pressure is normal most of the time . My HB is always at 76 and higher . I was prescribed 5mg of Bystolic . ?

I have an irregular heart beat . Blood pressure is normal most of the time . My HB is always at 76 and higher . I was prescribed 5mg of Bystolic . ?

Need clarification: Don't know what HB always 76 means? Would be helpful to know if your physician diagnosed what type of irregular heart beat you were having? Two common types of "skipped beats" would be premature atrial contractions(PAC's) and premature ventricular contractions(PVC's). PAC's are considered harmless. PVC's can be present in normal patients, but sometimes are a sign of underlying heart disease. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure medicine that after long term use can cause irregular heart beat.

Irregular HR: The dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers and nitrates can cause reflex tachycardia but not irregular hear beat. ...Read more

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I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?

I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?

Sometimes it's norma: Not all heart murmurs are an evidence of pathology and they could represents a normal variance they are usually called functional murmurs. There are also many other causes of murmurs that aren't related to the heart... Could be caused from anemia or pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is the penis pump dangerous for persons with high blood pressure or irregular heart beats?

Is the penis pump dangerous for persons with high blood pressure or irregular heart beats?

Probably not: Vacuum erection devices are safe to use as long as your doctor or cardiologist has told you that you are healthy enough to have sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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My son age 10 was diagnosed with slight irregular heart beat and slight high heart pressure what could cause this problem?

My son age 10 was diagnosed with slight irregular heart beat and slight high heart pressure what could cause this problem?

Needs further evalua: A 10 year old with high blood pressure and irregular heart beat can be normal but i would have concerns if no obvious reason for the blood pressure. If he is of normal weight, is able to keep up with kids his own age while playing and has had no breathing or blue in the face episodes, he is likely ok but i would have someone listen to his heart, get a cxr, and consider an ekg or further testing. ...Read more

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Can gas have an impact on the heart such as an irregular heart beat or pressure passing surrounding areas of the heart? Male 21 smoker

Can gas have an impact on the heart such as an irregular heart beat or pressure passing surrounding areas of the heart? Male 21 smoker

Nope: The heart is effectively isolated from the pressures of the bowel, though it can, under the right circumstances be subject to the pressures of the lung. Sorry to hear about the gas though. ...Read more

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I'm on blood thinner but i'm feeling like a irregular heart beat . Can I have a heart attack being on xarelto (blood thinners ?

I'm on blood thinner but i'm feeling like a irregular heart beat . Can I have a heart attack being on xarelto (blood thinners ?

Yes, though may ↓the: severity. Xarelto does NOT thin the blood; blood viscosity does not change. Instead Xarelto inhibits clot formation, thus any bleeding problems are ?ed. Xarelto is Rxed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels, not just in blood vessel breaks. Heart attacks are due to atherosclerosis & arterial lining ruptures; Xarelto is incapable of reducing these; only ?es clotting. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more