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I suffered a heart attack in september of last year and one

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I suffered a heart attack in september of last year and one of the drugs I am on is Bisoprolol. My heart beat is regularly 40-46 (I wear a heart monitor)which causes me chest pain. So to get rid of the chest pain I will go for a run to raise my heart beat and that elevates the pain. I am male 57 years old. I regularly take excerise in the form of rugby, squash, badminton,volleyball, tennis and I have never smoked. So after all that the question I am asking is it the Bisoprolol that is causing the problem and therefore should i be taking less of the drug.

Many Thanks

Ken Amer
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question

You are 100% correct. You should be taking less

In fact I strongly recommend it

You are very smart to ask this

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your answer. If I take less of Bisoprolol how will that impinge on the health of my heart.





Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Talk to your doctor first as I don't know your whole history

But taking a med that is causing chest pain is almost certainly detrimental

More so than not taking it