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Experience:  MBBS/FCPS/MRCP U.K(R), Senior Registrar Cardiology
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I have been put on a beta blocker called coralan

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Hi doctor
I have been put on a beta blocker called coralan (ivabadine). I am currently on a dose of 2.5mg twice daily. My main question is by how many beats per minute should that amount reduce my resting heart rate? I ask that as my resting rate used to be around 75-80bpm & it is now around 60bpm (sometimes slightly less). Is that normal? Should I be concerned? Also can an autonomic disfunction cause a slow heart rate as well as a fast one?
I would really appreciate any help with my questions as I am somewhat concerned that I may have an arrhythmia. I do have a 'mild' autonomic disfunction & I'm in the process of trying to figure out what's going on with me. No one seems to be able to give me any clear answers, so I would be grateful for any advice.
All the best *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

yes, 2.5mg of coralan beta blocker can reduce your resting heart rate down to 60. that is normal and it will also reduce your blood pressure as well.

you might need a EKG or heart monitor to check on your heart to check for arrhythmia.

why do you think you have a heart arrhythmia.

at your age, it is rare to have heart arrhythmias.

conditions like anxiety disorder or excessive anxiety can cause your heart to sometimes skip a beat.

your heart skipping a beat once in a while is very normal

let me know if you have questions.