Thank you,I really appreciate you taking my question. The cardiologist I currently see was unable to see me after the cath so had to be seen by the nurse practioner.I was told need to stay on current meds clonidine,diltiazem,traim/hctz,diovan metoprolol,minoxidil)
The first cardio seen said that we were running out of options.I have tried every class of medication I'm max'd out on beta blockers,do to asthma,max'd on ARB's and Calcium channel blockers.I take a diuretic,told increasing that would probably help very little.I could not tolerate Ace inibitors and Central acting blockers,(Tenex and Catpres patch because of allergies)the clonidine tablets,I'm taking now have been causing me problems,but because I was told my option were running out, i continue to take them.I was told could take Hydralazine,or Aldomet,but both require taking 3-4 times daily.was told could go up on the minoxidil.i refused did not like the side effects.
I've been checked for secondary causes,except Pheochromocytoma, told rare and not likley,should this be ruled out?
I recently had surgery and had problems with blood pressure dropping to low(80/30)and breathing problems,shortness of breath when walking oxygen sat would drop to low,could this be from all the meds?
I take numerous medication for asthma, could this be contributing to the increase in blood pressure,if so what
can be done?
Does Procardia work well for vasospasms.
After reviewing the above and past post,if I were your patient what would you do? reccomondation please, was able to get appt with cardiologist.