How long should a patient remain on beta blockers following a myocardial infarction?

May 17, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NLH Question Answering Service

My understanding is that there is evidence for this for 2 yrs after an MI. Is there any evidence for using b blockers beyond that . via NLH Question Answering Service

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Ken Zanter

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May 23, 2007
 
can antenolol regulate my heart?
jim

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Jun 7, 2007
 
im 30 and have been taking atenolol since i was 18. DR. told me I would take them for the rest of my life. Taking them for SVT
sharon zielsdorf

Wenatchee, WA

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Oct 24, 2007
 
I have taken Atenolol since 1995, since I
have lost 80 #'s and walk 4 miles a day,
Dr. told me to stop in two weeks and don't stop walking. I went into atrial fibulation had to increase my dose from 12 grams a day to 100 grams inorder to get back in normal rymthum. Finally I am at 50 grams a day and feeling like myself again

Zeke

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Dec 4, 2007
 
My dad died last year at age 92. He'd taken atenelol since it was introduced and his death had nothing to do with it.

At 57 1/2, I'm on it, too, now. A good side effect was reducing my rapid pulse.
midman

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Jan 22, 2009
 
Zeke wrote:
My dad died last year at age 92. He'd taken atenelol since it was introduced and his death had nothing to do with it.
At 57 1/2, I'm on it, too, now. A good side effect was reducing my rapid pulse.
Its nice to hear something positive about Tenormin.

Since: Jul 10

Eau Claire, WI

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Sep 1, 2010
 
I took atenolol for many years, for SVT (heart arrhythmia), I weaned off atenolol quite some time ago when I had an ablation done for the SVT. But, I am now back on atenolol for PVCs, it does help with that.
Big Steve

Chicago, IL

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Sep 13, 2010
 
Oh yes, forgot to say: I think atenolol regulates my PVCs pretty much. When I have them I can feel them. Feels like "butterflies" in my chest. I do notice that when I'm in an extra bit of stress, more than usual due to stressful events, the PVCs go wild. I'm very convinced that stress contributes to the PVCs. and when having that feeling, it causes stress in itself. Never have gotten totally rid of the fear that comes when my heart is rebelling. No pain though. Know what I mean, Vern?
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