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Pause in heart rate, LVH and my risk of heart failure
In order to comment on an abnormality on your EKG, it has to be demonstrated first. What you saw on the monitor may have been real, but should have shown on your EKG for your cardiologist to comment on. Did you tell him? You definitely should, because it may be the result of the Tenoretic you are using (a combination of Atenolol, a beta blocker, and Chlorthalidone, a diuretic). It sounds like you are not tolerating the Atenolol part of Tenoretic, which probably resulted in your slow heart rate.
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LVH (Left Ventricular Hypertrophy) in your case is probably the result of high blood pressure:
You don't have to worry about heart failure caused by your meds. You are taking very small dosages, that will not affect your heart function, but hypertension or coronary artery disease might - at some point in the future if left under- or untreated:
You may want to check here what your risk is for developing heart disease:
Hope this helps,
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