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heart rate dropping during surgery?
I had surgery this morning for a returning boil on my rump. The doctor found out that the infection went down into my bowels, he got it all. But what would cause my heart rte to drop down to 30? My medicine? ATENOLOL?

Terry S
I don't think it's the Atenolol. Atenolol is a blood pressure lowering medicine, not heart rate lowering. Besides, if your heart rate is at 30 bpm, that is so low it would likely be a medical emergency.
Here is the side effects that may be caused by Atenolol:

Atenolol may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

upset stomach

Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:

shortness of breath
swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
unusual weight gain

Atenolol may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

So take the advice provided and "Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.". That's the smart thing to do.

I got my information on Atenolol from MedlinePlus, a government website. Find it in the links below. Also check out the links on "Heart Rate" and "Bradycardia".

Bradycardia is where a healthy adults heart rate drops below 60 bpm, but usually has no symptoms until it drops below 50 bpm. At 30 bpm, you are close to death.


NOTE: I stand corrected. ckm 1956 is correct. I found another source at Drugs.com, see that link below.

Mike G
Any kind of surgery is stressful for your body and cardiovascular system
...The reason your heart rate may have dropped could be due to the anesthesia used..Maybe too much was used ,, maybe you had a bad reaction to it..

atenolol is in the class of drugs called beta blockers, and they will decrease your heart rate...but by themselves usually not down to a rate of 30...perhaps the combination of drugs given to you before, during and after surgery all contributed...I assume you are still in the hospital and they will keep a close eye on your vital signs and which home medications you should be taking right now....talk to your doctor about what happened...

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