PM AND BETABLOCKERS
I had a PM implanted 3/29/2019. Mid February I had a TCI and was prescribed Lipitor and Plavic with a heart monitor for a month and to lose weight. Early March I was dizzy one night and passed out. Saw a cardiologist who recommended a PM. But took me off Atenolol because my blood pressure was too low. By this time I have lost 20 lbs and working out 30 minutes 5 days a week. I was supposed to see the cardiologist a week later but I had a slow pulse issue and my heart stopped for 4.5 seconds. They implanted the PM the next week. My cardiologist wanted to put me on flecainide and I asked why and he said, "I don't have to take it if I don't want to". But after the surgury he still wanted me to have it. Before I was discharged I asked his associated (releasing doctor) about the prescription and he said why would I need that I just had a PM put in. A month later I saw my cardiologist and now he wants to put me on Metoprolol, which is another beta blocker. I spoke to my physician of record about it and that I was concerned. She understood my concern and told me to take my blood pressure 3 time a day. Well I haven't started taking the Metoprolol yet and question my cardiologist about it lowering my blood pressure and he told me it was to prevent AF. I thought that is what the PM is for. I have asked for a second opinion. Thought please.