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Old 02-18-2010, 06:21 AM   #4
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Re: Reducing heart rate with beta blockers in hypertension is it harmful or Atenolol?

Hi - I agree with Macheon that Carvedilol is beneficial for hypertension without heart failure. My doctor specifically mentioned the fact that I do not have heart failure.
My cardiologist changed my prescription from Bystolic to Carvedilol 12.5mg to be taken twice a day. I am also taking other drugs , which I talk about in my thread on Tekturna.
My blood pressure has improved and is now under control for the first time in years.
I do have some stenosis in one of my kidneys. I know that Bystolic has worked for Ace and others; but the main thing I wanted to mention is that it is also prescribed for things other than heart failure without bad effects.

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