Re: [FH] Diltiazem vs Atenolol question
- My cat was started on diltiazen when first diagnosed
with Primary HCM. That drug apparently was supposed to
slow the heart rate, which it did. However, after a
few months on the diltiazem, Cecil still had a rather
pronounced "gallop" rythm. He was switched to Atenolol
to stabilize the rhythm, which it did. So, I think the
difference is that diltiazem slows down the rate and
Atenolol stabilizes it. Hope that makes sense.
Amy & Cecil
--- dottieannwitter <dottieannwitter@...> wrote:
> In reading the posts, it appears that more hcm=====
> kitties on this list
> are on atenolol than diltiazem (cardizem). Seven
> years ago, my
> Blackie was hcm (congested) and on atenolol. Spike
> is not congested
> and on diltiazem. Is that the difference?
> I'm asking because I'm wondering if one is "new"
> drug usage as
> opposed to "older thinking."
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