Cardiology Questions Answered by Verified Cardiologists.
Hello this is Dr. Stan and I will assist you with your question today. I am board certified and I have 40 years of patient experience. I am happy to help you. I'm sorry you are having a problem with your medication. You have been switched from a Calcium Channel Blocker to a Beta Blocker (Atenolol to Carvedilol). Also you were taken off of the medication that stabilizes your heart from having irregular rhythms. Since you have a Defib/pacer your heart rate will regulate itself. The calcium channel blocker side effect is retention of fluid, so that may be why your doctor changed medication. May I suggest you continue with your current medication (with changes) until you are able to discuss them with the doctor. The Carvedilol will be out of your system in 36-48 hours.
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