Atenolol shortage
Any idea when atenolol will be available again? Originally I read mid August but now it seems uncertain and heard end of October from another source. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: maria1oh Source Type: forums

Be cautious with atenolol during breastfeeding
(Source: BMJ Comments)
Source: BMJ Comments - June 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: forums

Clinical question of the week: "Arrhythmia" patient with palpitations, dyspnoea, and dark stools
A 75-year-old male with a prior history of hypertension, diabetes and treatment for “arrhythmia” presented to the emergency department complaining of palpitations and dyspnea on exertion over the last two days. The patient also reported dark stools over the last two days. No other symptoms were reported. Current medications included atenolol 50 mg qD, warfarin 5 mg qD, metformin 850 mg BiD.   The patient did not remember his last INR result, but reported no blood tests over the last two months. On examination the heart rate was 140, irregular, BP was 90/70, respiratory rate 22, SatO2: 94%. The patient ...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - May 11, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: MBittencourt Source Type: forums

Clinical question of the week: How would you treat this patient w palpitations, dyspnoea, dark stools?
A 75-year-old male with a prior history of hypertension, diabetes and treatment for “arrhythmia” presented to the emergency department complaining of palpitations and dyspnea on exertion over the last two days. The patient also reported dark stools over the last two days. No other symptoms were reported. Current medications included atenolol 50 mg qD, warfarin 5 mg qD, metformin 850 mg BiD.   The patient did not remember his last INR result, but reported no blood tests over the last two months. On examination the heart rate was 140, irregular, BP was 90/70, respiratory rate 22, SatO2: 94%. The patient ...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - May 11, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: MBittencourt Source Type: forums

Clinical question of the week: what are the next management steps for this patient with mitral stenosis?
A 45-year-old female is currently being followed in a cardiology clinic due to a mitral stenosis diagnosed incidentally during a physical exam 5 years ago. The patient was prescribed atenolol 50mg/d despite minimal symptoms, and remained stable during follow up. She returned to her cardiologist for a clinical evaluation complaining of dyspnea on exertion, with a NYHA functional class III. No orthopnea or other symptoms. The patient denied palpitations or any other complaint. On physical examination, no signs of right heart failure (liver, edema, etc.) were noted, and lung auscultation was unremarkable. The ECG demons...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - February 4, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: MBittencourt Source Type: forums