I have had five arteries by passed and an ascending aorta aneurism repaired.
I had marginal high blood pressure, but not always, in the 130s over the 90s.
My blood pressure so far after surgery has been controlled with a 40mg lasix, furosemide, once a day. I have lost 30lbs since surgery. I attend cardiac rehabilitation where exercise is done for 34 minutes in treadmills bikes, etc. 17 minutes on two of these within an hour with warmup and cool down exercises.
I have gone to two cardiologists. the first, at 4 weeks after surgery, said to take 25mg of metoprolol twice a day.and 10mg of simvastatin once a day.
The second cardiologist gone to, after 7 weeks of surgery, because of wanting another opinion has determined the lasix is keeping my blood pressure down for now and that I only need 20mg of simvastatin once a day. he said he would determine if a beta blocker is needed at my next visit which would be in 3 months.
My surgeon at my after surgery review at six weeks said I should be on a beta blocker.
My question is which is best for me considering the surgery performed on me? Am I at risk for not being on a beta blocker considering the aacending aorta aneurism repair?