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If a person has hypertension (160-198/75-91), shortness of breath and a fib, is on metoprolol and coversyl 4 mg daily, what else could you do?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

If the shortness of breath is acute/bad then you should go to the E.
R. If it is mild you probably can get a prompt appointment with your doctor. Either way, the best treatment will grow out of a complete history and exam with your physician and that cannot be adequately accomplished in this forum.

In brief: See your doctor

If the shortness of breath is acute/bad then you should go to the E.
R. If it is mild you probably can get a prompt appointment with your doctor. Either way, the best treatment will grow out of a complete history and exam with your physician and that cannot be adequately accomplished in this forum.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Obtain more data

The shortness of breath suggest the possibility of left sided heart failure (pulmonary edema).
If this was the case then a diuretic medication that would reduce the fluid in the lungs and potentially reduce the high systolic blood pressure would be advised.

In brief: Obtain more data

The shortness of breath suggest the possibility of left sided heart failure (pulmonary edema).
If this was the case then a diuretic medication that would reduce the fluid in the lungs and potentially reduce the high systolic blood pressure would be advised.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
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