Q. Should I stop taking Atenolol at the time of my EKG?

Answered by
Dr. Rajesh Gulati
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 10, 2013 and last reviewed on: Sep 08, 2018

Hi doctor,

Could Atenolol mask any abnormality that might be found where I am not taking a beta blocker at the time of my EKG? I am a 47 year old female. I am overweight but not obese.

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Geriatrics Medical Oncology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

For EKG, there is no need to stop beta blocker.

Yes, for Dobutamine stress echocardiogram, beta blocker needs to be stopped three days prior.

For further information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist

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