Heart Rhythm Community
High Heart rate
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

High Heart rate

I have stopped taking Atenolol 2 days back and statred on ARB. My heart rate is high around 90 per minute.
Is it because of Cozaar (ARB drug) or the lack of Atenolol.
Is it dangerous.
What is the remedy?
Related Discussions
1124887_tn?1313758491
Atenolol is a beta blocker (reducing the effect of adrenaline and other stress hormones on your heart muscle) and Cozaar is an angiotensin receptor blocker (blocking substances that contract your blood vessels). Both drugs lower blood pressure, but through different mechanisms. Beta blockers reduce heart rate and contractibility, Cozaar reduces the resistance in your blood vessels.

I believe (though I'm not sure) that beta blockers are more effective reducing your heart rate. Did your doctor tell you to change medications? I know that sudden stop in beta blocker use can cause high heart rates.

Hard to say if this is dangerous, if your doctor told you to do it, it's probably not. If you did this without consulting a doctor, it's probably a bad idea.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
212161_tn?1418434895
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Promising Alternative to Allergy Sh...
5 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
How Your Allergy Medication Can Giv...
5 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
The Link between Celiac Disease and...
Mar 01 by gymdandee
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
212161_tn?1418434895
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA