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Hypertension & Carvedilol use


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Hi all.  I haven't been here in a while, but I'm looking for some feedback.  I have an autonomic neuropathy.  I don't have hypotension.  On the contrary my blood pressure is elevated (130's/90's).  Not too bad.  But needs to be addressed.  I also have a sinus bradycardia.  My HR rests in the upper 40's to lower 50's.  I had a sleep study about 1 1/2 months ago and my mean HR overnight was 37.  My PCP started talking about a pacemaker.  I have seen a cardiologist about all this who ran a holter, an echo and two ekg's.  I have heard about a medication (beta blocker) called Carvedilol.  It lowers blood pressure but has minimal effect on HR.  One of the side effects was rapid weight gain, since I'm already slightly overweight, that concerns me.  Has anyone been on this medicine?  What are your thoughts?  

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