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Forum Name: Arrhythmias

Question: coronary atherosclerosis and premature ventricualr beats


 mohamed elkhalifa - Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:26 pm

Hello. my age 53 years, male,
4 years ago i had cardiac arrythemia,i did ECG ,stress test and confirmed ventricualr ectopics.no treatment.3 months ago the same problem.stress test showed st changes, coronary angiography showed about 10% stenosis in 2 coronary vessles.
lipid profile ,total cholestrol 4.94mmol,LDL 3.48,HDL1.13,TG 0.74.
started lipitor 10mg, cardoprine 100mg, amlodipine 2.5 mg.
again ectopic beats started one month ago.
my younger sister died due to cardiac arrest.
asking about taking propranolol for this beats ,is there any contraindication or side effects if i combine all these drugs.
before i had some kind of chest pain but my doctor gave me contorloc (omperazol) the pain decreased 90%.
please if any other advice .
thanks
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:16 pm

User avatar The medications you are taking (lipitor, amlodipine, and possibly cardiprin (aspirin)) would not likely interact significantly with propranolol, although there is a small possibility of low blood pressure when you are on both amlodipine and propranolol as both can lower blood pressure some.

Caution is always advised when combining medications as there may still be adverse reactions even though they are not reported to occur.

Follow up with your cardiologist is important. You can discuss the risks/benefits of adding propranolol with him/her to get the best advice for your case.

Best wishes..

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