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Does Dilzem SR increase Asthma?

Question about Dilzem Sr

  • Dr. Ameet Shashikant Bakhai
    Dr. Ameet Shashikant Bakhai
  • In the past diltiazem was investigated as a treatment for asthma but the beneficial effects were too small to recommend it as a positive treatment but generally diltiazem works to relax smooth muscle and does not therefore provoke asthma of the lungs.

    In care cases diltiazem can weaken hearts and cause fluid build up in the lungs which some doctors may call "cardiac asthma" but this is not the usual asthma we mean.

What type of arrhythmias is serious and which type isn't?

Question about Arrhythmias

  • Dr. Ameet Shashikant Bakhai
    Dr. Ameet Shashikant Bakhai
  • This is a really broad question so giving a broad answer.
    There and many heart rhythm abnormalities, ones form the atria or ones form the ventricle. Ones form the ventricle are particularly dangerous as they drop blood pressure and make people black out and occasionally with fatal consequences.
    Ones from the atria are somewhat less risky but can be a risk for stroke (atrial fibrillation or flutter) and make you feel breathless and weak or anxious if going too fast or too slow.
    Then there are abnormal rhythms that involve the heart going too slow and need a pacemaker implantation.
    Hope that helps. If you google for a site "arrhythmia alliance" there is good info there for patients.