Discussions that mention furosemide

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Will,

Lisinopril (ACE inhibitor) to dilate vessels, Coreg (beta blocker) to maintain a slower heart rate and help dilate vessels, Digitek for stronger heart contractions, Furosemide as a diuretic, and Isosorbide that targets the coronary arteries to dilate specifically (expected to relieve any angina).

My cholesterol and weight has always been OK, but I continue to eat fish, chicken, occasionally beef, vegetables and fruit, etc.

For an aerobic exercise, walking briskly on the treadmill for about 30 minutes 3X a week, as well as resistance training equipment exercising. It is a continuation that I have been doing for a very long time.
KK,
Let me amplify Lassalle's question.
Does it tempt you to decrease your meds in response to your much improved situation?
[QUOTE]Lisinopril (ACE inhibitor) to dilate vessels, Coreg (beta blocker) to maintain a slower heart rate and help dilate vessels, Digitek for stronger heart contractions, Furosemide as a diuretic, and Isosorbide that targets the coronary arteries to dilate specifically (expected to relieve any angina).


I must presume from passt posts that you add aspirin and Plavix to that regimen.
That's a LOT of meds.
Any thoughts on cutting back?

Please clear something up for me. Though your name is KenKeith, presumably MALE, I have always picked up a feminine vibe, or post, or SOMETHING. Do I have the wrong end of the stick?

[QUOTE]I must presume from passt posts that you add aspirin and Plavix to that regimen.
That's a LOT of meds.
Any thoughts on cutting back?


Lenin:

I took Plavix for 10 months subsequent to stent implant going on 3 years ago. It is correct I take aspirin (coated) daily as well as multi-vitamins (I don't believe that relates much to heart failure medication, more for stroke and clots).

I had thought of discontinuing Furosemide and take only when there appears to be water retention (a fast 3 lb. gain overnight) for instance. I don't or at least didn't have angina (could be there is a prevention with the drug) , nevertheless, the doc prescribed isosormide. I am going to ask doc for something in the event of angina, apparently there could be a problem and no angina, and then silent HF. I don't know.

You assumed correctly. I am male and no relation to Penelope, my middle name is Keith.:) You are going to have to get out more and stop dreaming.

I googled Penelope Keith to see what you were talking about. I googled KenKeith (me) and there are many hits for me as a participating "computer geek" (acquired status) member with several computer forums. Until 3 years ago I participated for several years with BBS and several computer forums helping people with computer hardware and software problems. That may have confused you!