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Can Amlodipine-Valsartan cause tachycardia?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Question: My pulse has been running up to 120 could my blood pressure med amlodipinne_valsartan the reason
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that Amlodipine-Valsartan in general doesn't cause persistent tachycardia unless it causes hypotension.

Coming to this point, it is necessary to closely monitor your blood pressure values for a couple of days (several times daily) to be sure that no hypotension exists.

If such a complaint persists (in the absence of hypotension), then you should discuss with your attending doctor on the possibility of another causes.

In this regard, besides a careful physical exam, several additional tests are necessary:

- resting ECG,
- complete blood count (possible anemia),
- thyroid hormones levels (possible thyroid dysfunction),
- blood electrolytes level,
- PCR,
- 24 hours ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter),
- cardiac ultrasound,
- liver and renal function tests

You should discuss with your doctor on the above mentioned issues.

Hope to have been helpful to you!

In case of any further questions, feel free to ask me again.

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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Can Amlodipine-Valsartan cause tachycardia?

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that Amlodipine-Valsartan in general doesn't cause persistent tachycardia unless it causes hypotension. Coming to this point, it is necessary to closely monitor your blood pressure values for a couple of days (several times daily) to be sure that no hypotension exists. If such a complaint persists (in the absence of hypotension), then you should discuss with your attending doctor on the possibility of another causes. In this regard, besides a careful physical exam, several additional tests are necessary: - resting ECG, - complete blood count (possible anemia), - thyroid hormones levels (possible thyroid dysfunction), - blood electrolytes level, - PCR, - 24 hours ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter), - cardiac ultrasound, - liver and renal function tests You should discuss with your doctor on the above mentioned issues. Hope to have been helpful to you! In case of any further questions, feel free to ask me again. Kind regards, Dr. Iliri