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Is 2wks beta blockers enough to treat a stiff heart

By Anonymous July 25, 2017 - 8:16pm
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Legs and feet swelling bad. Echo cartagram shows valves are ok. Doctor told me to beta blockers for 2 wks.

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

For the benefit of our readers, Cardiac amyloidosis ("stiff heart syndrome") occurs when amyloid deposits take the place of normal heart muscle. It is the most typical type of restrictive cardiomyopathy. Cardiac amyloidosis may affect the way electrical signals move through the heart (conduction system). This can lead to arrhythmias and conduction disturbances (heart block).

Secondary amyloidosis (AA type) rarely affects the heart. However, a form of secondary amyloidosis called senile amyloidosis involves the heart and blood vessels. Senile amyloidosis is caused by overproduction of a different protein. The condition is becoming more common as the average age of the population increases.

If you were subscribed your medications for two weeks and your doctor feels that will suffice then he/she could be right, but confirm this with him/her. Side effects from your medication can be serious so medications for this syndrome are used with caution.

Your doctor may also tell you to change your diet. This may include salt and fluid restrictions.


July 26, 2017 - 6:56am
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