Mum is on rivastigmine and her consultant is concerned because she has normally a slow heart rate too. He said that rivastigmine can slow the heart down and if its already slow it might be too much..... (his words)Yep. He's ok, but not brilliant. At the moment he's telling me he'll change tablets etc but nothing has happened. Has a thing about OHs low heart rate. It seems to matter not that we both tell him that this is normal for OH., he doesn't seem to believe either of us!
Now where have I heard that before? Oh yes, practically every medic does it! OH had a vascular surgeon last year who asked me if I was sure he had dementia! However, on OHs last visit, he said, oh the gentleman who took out his drains ( also cannula, epidural ).