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Suggest treatment for irregular heart rate

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: I am 73 years old and usually in pretty good health. Occasionally, my heart goes irregular and I take atenolol 50 mg however today I took 1 a couple of hours ago and my heart rate is still the same. Can I take me another one or what do you suggest?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
What is your heart rate?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this irregular heart rate the failure to respond to drugs today. Please, what is the heart rate at this time? This is very important to make the decision whether you need another tablet or not. Also, if you have no other symptoms beside this irregular heartbeat at this time, I will suggest that we don't necessarily need to take another tablet for this right now.

Let me hear from you. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (39 minutes later)
My heart rate is now is 92 and regular.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I am happy to hear this!

Detailed Answer:
I am glad to know it is back to normal.

I wish you well and certain you are of the same thinking that another tablet is not the way to go now.

Feel free to direct future queries directly to me for prompt and comprehensive evaluation with a personalized response.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for irregular heart rate

Brief Answer: What is your heart rate? Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this irregular heart rate the failure to respond to drugs today. Please, what is the heart rate at this time? This is very important to make the decision whether you need another tablet or not. Also, if you have no other symptoms beside this irregular heartbeat at this time, I will suggest that we don't necessarily need to take another tablet for this right now. Let me hear from you. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.