Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Low pressure after STENT PALCEMENT. Why METOPROLOL?

Resolved Question:

I had a stent placement a week ago. Prior to placement and after my blood pressure was very low and the topic of discussions. I am home now and feeling pretty good, but why am I prescribed metoprolol tartrate which says for high blood pressure, when my pressure was/is low?

Category: Cardiologist

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Cardiologist
 26 Doctors Online

Hello.
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com


You are correct metaprolol is an antihypertensive agent. But in addition to it is an antianginal and cardioprotective agent.
Did you have a heart attack? What is your ejection fraction if your echo has been done?
What is your heart rate and blood pressure now?
Patients who have had heart attacks and those with reduced heart function benefit from metaprolol even if the bp is normal provided it doesn't fall too much with metaprolol. Also heart rate should be above 60 per min with metaprolol. If you could provide your detailed history and investigations I could tell you if metaprolol is indicated.
All said and done metaprolol tartarate is not the recommended drug. It should be long acting metaprolol succinate.
Regards
Dr Vivek Mahajan
DM Cardiology


Dr. Vivek Mahajan
Category: Cardiologist
Experience: 
Fellowship: DM, Cardiology, PGIMER, 2013
Residency: MD, Internal Medicine, AIIMS, 2007
Internship: King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, 2003 
Medical School: MBBS, Seth G.S. Medical College, 2002
Dr. Vivek Mahajan and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation

CHAT NOW

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news