I would really like to pick up on a point I raised a while ago regarding Beta Blockers. Brief history, I had an out-of-the-blue episode of Angina and was admitted/diagnosed with 95% blockages of LAD and 50% right, fitted with 2 stents to LAD. Echo is completely normal and did not have a HA, although family history is evident. 3 months later I am now back running and have just completed local park run 3 miles in 30 mins, no Angina symptoms, no problems at all. Although diet was previously pretty good I have now cut out all red meat and am mostly vegetarian, as well as eliminating most diary products. I have been doing a lot of research into the use of Beta Blockers, and am convinced they are just part of a blanket prescription. I was prescribed Ramipril, although my BP was never high, and had to come off them due to adverse side effects (including too low BP!), which convinces me of the previous statement. I have been discharged from the hospital with no follow-up discussion with the cardiologist, due to the results of my Echo, so no chance to discuss anything there. Following a brief appointment with my local GP I see no point in trying to discuss anything with someone who has one eye on the clock and obviously no time for any sort of proper discussion within the 7 minute time limit, so, I am left to form my own opinions. It makes me chuckle when "discuss with your GP" is advised, when mine and probably most other peoples GP have no time for "discussions". So, could someone tell me why a drug that restricts your heart from working hard is prescribed to someone who has a perfectly normal heart function and has been told throughout the rehabilitation process that the best thing is to exercise the heart and thus make it work? I do not understand why someone who has had stents fitted, and thus a restored supply of blood/oxygen to the heart, should still be treated as though they have "heart disease" by way of a reduced capacity heart? Statins, diet, healthy lifestyle I get, its obvious, but for the life of me I don't get the BB's unless your heart has been damaged and is not capable of working without problems. I understand that I still have CHD, as in a propensity for the arteries to block, but am convinced we are just prescribed a blanket cocktail of "fix all" remedies with little real opportunity to deal with anything subjectively.