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Beta blocker hide angina?

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Old 06-09-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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Beta blocker hide angina?

Can someone tell me if beta blocker lessens the symptoms of angina or completely disguise it? I notice that if I forget to take my beta blocker, my angina seems to be worse than normal.

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Old 06-09-2006, 05:51 PM   #2
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Re: Beta blocker hide angina?


Beta-blockers are the treatment of choice for symptoms of angina. Thus if you forget a dose, your angina will be at its worst.

Old 06-11-2006, 04:00 PM   #3
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Re: Beta blocker hide angina?

Workbea, yes I have the angina when I walk after about 3 minutes and then it subsides after 15 minutes or so. I take atenolol 50 mgs. once a day. I'm try ing to decide on whether I should have an angiogram or not.

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