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My dr took me off atenolol. Now I have heart rates ranging from 87-148 when doing virtually nothing. Is this serious?

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Dr. Beatrice Onygadoor
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In brief: TACHYCARDIA

It depends on your age and presence of other risk factors for heart disease.
If your doctor made that decision, he probably believes it is not dangerous. I believe he carefully weighed the risks and benefits. Having said that, fast heart rate does carry a risk because the heart muscle gets blood only when the heart relaxes. At 140 beats per minute the muscle might experience low blood supply.

In brief: TACHYCARDIA

It depends on your age and presence of other risk factors for heart disease.
If your doctor made that decision, he probably believes it is not dangerous. I believe he carefully weighed the risks and benefits. Having said that, fast heart rate does carry a risk because the heart muscle gets blood only when the heart relaxes. At 140 beats per minute the muscle might experience low blood supply.
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