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Re: [FH] Deagan's Recheck Echo

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  • Susan
    The dose of atenolol seems to have more to due with heart rate control than weight of the patient. Rudy was only 7.5 lbs (now 8.2) when he was placed on 12.5
    Message 1 of 2 , May 26, 2004
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      The dose of atenolol seems to have more to due with
      heart rate control than weight of the patient. Rudy
      was only 7.5 lbs (now 8.2) when he was placed on 12.5
      mg.

      Susan


      --- Linda Fischbach <fischbl@...> wrote:
      > Jen, that seems like an awfully lot of atenolol.
      > Mittens is 22 pounds,
      > and takes 1/4 of a 25mg atenolol once a day. My
      > pill book guide says
      > 5-6.25mg once or twice a day; for hypertension
      > 1mg/pound once a day.
      > Please double check this.
      >
      > Linda
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "jen" <lundgren_jennifer@...>
      > To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 10:52 AM
      > Subject: [FH] Deagan's Recheck Echo
      >
      >
      > > Hello All!
      > >
      > > Well Deag had his 6 month recheck echo yesterday
      > and his heart is
      > > basically unchanged from 6 months ago (which BTW
      > was his first
      > > recheck echo), but not any worse. His BP was the
      > same too. Dr
      > > Minors is increasing his atenolol to 25mg twice
      > daily which is the
      > > maximal beta blockade for him; he is such a big
      > boy at 15 lbs without
      > > being fat that she felt that he needed the higher
      > dose.
      > > Unfortunately, he still has severe dynamic outflow
      > obstruction which
      > > is sometimes corrected by the atenolol. So he
      > goes on his increased
      > > meds for 6 months and we go back again.
      > >
      > > Also, this appointment was $80 less than the last,
      > so I think the
      > > trend of a reduced recheck echo is pretty
      > standard.
      > >
      > > Hugs to all kitties,
      > >
      > > jen, deagan and kira the dog
      > >
      > >
      > >
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