Drug eluting stents placed after having heart attacks. Taking Effient, Enapril and Metrprolol. Have dizzy spells. Why?
I had a heart attack October 2011 and had two drug eluting stents placed in the left and right venticle of my heart 30 days apart and stents placed in my left leg. I have since retired to Thailand and have continued my state side dr s advice of taking Effient 10mg once am, Enapril2.5 mg once Am, Metoprolol 50mg twice a day AM and PM and Simvastatin once in the evening along with 325 mg aspirin in the AM for a year.Which he told me in March 2012. My blood pressure is running around 87/57 and am having dizzy spells.
Welcome to HCM ,
in your medicine enapril and metoprolol will decrease BP , may be present dose is higher for you now and you need to reduce the dose of both medicine ,
as you has heart attack and stent placement also it might possibloe that new heart issue may have arise and causing low BP , and need to be evaluated ,
my personal advice is to consult your cardiologist ,
take little more water,
avoid jerky change of posture ,
avoid drving ,
take rest ,
You are feeling dizzy spells thats because your blood pressure is low. Normal Blood pressure is 100/60 to 120/80. Your blood pressure is 87/57, which is very low.
The medicines which you are taking can decrease blood pressure. Enapril 2.5 mg & Metoprolol 50 mg reduces the blood pressure. Kindly consult your treating doctor who will advise you to decrease the dose of your medicines.Avoid dehydration that will further decrease your blood pressure.
Wish you good health.
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