Does intake of Atenolol help in treating atrial fibrillation?
Not dramatically low blood pressure; atenolol should be continued
Greetings, Sir! Welcome to HCM and thank you for your question. I understand your concern.
Well, a beta-blocker such as atenolol is certainly very helpful to aim to treat both hypertension and sparks of episodes with atrial fibrillation (in means of preventing them from happening). My opinion is that such a low dose of atenolol cannot cause such fluctuations in the blood pressure figures (from under 130 to 97 mmHg). However, if this is concerning to you, atenolol may be discontinued, but it should be replaced with a drug that prevents or controls the atrial fibrillation, such as digoxin. I recommend you to discuss with your cardiologist, about this alternative. I would also like to add that blood pressure figures, both on the low or on the high side, may be found during various times within a day, since blood pressure is a parameter that can phyiologically fluctuate under various normal factor changes within the body. Therefore, I would recommend you to measure it least 6-8 times a day, in different periods, and see if there are changes or it really stays on the lower side.
I hope my answer is helpful to you. I am happy to help, if you have follow-up question(s) regarding the subject.
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