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Cardiac MRI scan showed slow heart rate. Taking Atenolol and Lisinopril for high BP. How to change lifestyle?

I had a physical done and the doctor found out that my heart rate is slow therefore I had a Cardiac MRI scan . I m on tablets for high blood pressure ( Atenolol and Lisinopril ) . The results show inferior and inferoseptal reversible perfusion defects with hypertrophy basal inferoseptal segment the could be related to hypertrophy or could represent coronory artery disease. Could you please explain also how I should change my lifestyle to improve situation. Many thanks
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The slow rate is most likely from the beta-blocker, you are taking.
It benefits either of the disease entities – possible Cardiomyopathy (CM) versus Coronary artery Disease (CAD).
The best option may be to do Angiography to see the arteries. Even a biopsy may be in order in suspected CM.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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