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Hi, I  am 39, Male, I was diagnosed with a 100 % clogged artery via Angiograme.  The other 3 arteries are clean as a whistle.  B.P. Meds are causing breathing problems and doctor is aware of that. he's switched meds 3 times already. I am  On extremely low dose of B.P. Meds. THIS PAST WEEK I STOPPED BP MEDS AND STARTED LOGGING MY BLOOD PRESSURE.I am taking 81 mg aspirin twice a day. here is the question---- a list of my B.P. readings are below.  They seem to be very normal readings.  Why would he have me on B.P. meds. I'm gpoing to talk to my doctor, but I need some perspective first.  Can you please explain why I would need to be on BP meds?

SAT--10 PM   108/63    41  ---1ST FULL DAY OF STOPPING ATENOLOL

SUN--10 AM   121/81    55

SUN--10 PM   112/79    68

MON--12 PM   129/80    61

TUE--1 AM    113/69    44

TUE--10 AM   123/89    81

TUE--1  PM   118/81    77

TUE--10 PM   103/72    68

WED--9 AM    99/68     85

WED--5 PM    130/83    81

WED--11 PM   108/74    65

THUR--9 PM   106/70    61

FRI--1 AM    113/79    57

FRI--9 AM    119/77    83

FRI--12 PM   117/67    57

FRI--9 PM    116/74    42

SAT--2 AM    112/71    54

SAT--11 AM   121/68    78

SAT--6 PM    110/63    48

SAT--9 PM    102/72    65

SAT--11 PM   106/65    39

SUN--3  AM   110/66    41

SUN--10 AM   119/75    75

SUN--1 PM    107/64    57

SUN--6 PM    116/78    65

SUN--9 PM    110/79    69

MON--12 AM   108/61    46

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Hi Todd,
Not much difference before and after atenolol, thus not much benefit either. Better spend your time talking about a heart-healthy lifestyle and occasional testing to make sure your heart disease is not getting worse.
Please read this:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-healthy-living
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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