Having heavy heart beats, high BP. ECG was normal. Recommended metoprolol. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats
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Am having some heavy heart beats for some days now
had got the check up done
echo was normal, ecg was normal
bp was high
having slight pain on my right side of chest
doctor had recommended we 12/5 mg metoprolol
sometime earlier also i had my bp high which i got down to normal with some home remedies
thinking once on medicine will have to continue long term
is it once u start u have to be on it
Blood pressure is subjected to variations due to the numerous physical and psychological factors.
Medications are generally advised for long term in a hypertensive.
it has been for few days now
But with some one who is not hypertensive, they can be only for temporary period.
is it ok to take medicine now
Metaprolol apart from controlling blood pressure is also useful in reducing heart beat.
Since you mentioned you feel your heart beating hard, perhaps the doctor suggested metaprolol to bring that down.
So I would suggest you to take the medications as suggested.
wht abt the pain
left side of my chest is persistently heaviness or pain
Since the ECG and echocardiogram suggested normal findings at this point of time, the pain may not be linked to the heart.
wht cud it be then
pain, breathlesness, fast heart beat
Such pains are attributed to various other causes.
before we call this as non cardiac chest pain.
Hence my suggestion was to continue the medication suggested to you.
And plan a visit to a cardiologist.
He can further evaluate you, record your heart beat and blood pressure again and plan the other test.
We should be able to have a clear understanding of the cause with the reports.
If the stress test / TMT also comes normal, then you need not be concerned.
We can be able to treat and control the symptoms easily with medication and life style changes.
Have you followed?
Do you have any other query?
the medicine recommended was by a cardiologist
As far as medicine metaprolol is concerned, I absolutely agree that it is needed to control the heart rate.
now shud i see a cardiologist or a general phsician
The duration of treatment is concerned varies individually.
In relation to the chest pain, the cause could be non cardiac or angina.
Stress / TMT test is necessary to rule out angina.
k, so mandate to continue medicine life long if taken now
i mean no mandate to continue medicine life long if taken now
Hope I was able to clarify your doubt.
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