Diltiazem and potassium

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The first in two years landed me in the Hospital. My meds were changed from Metoprolol to Diltiazem 360 mg per day and Fleconade 50 mg 2x per day plus Warfarin. The Metoprolol 25mcg 1 x daily has been making me wheeze for the past four years, but no one ever thought to change the meds. I have been on this new med protocol for 1.5 weeks. I just started the Fleconide and Warfarin three days ago. My question is I need to loose 45 pounds asap.
i wonder what anyone gets in the # of pvc's. am i good or bad?i also take diltiazem, potassium and magnesium. am thinking of taking taurione, but don't know enough about it yet. if anyone here takes flec and taurine, please resopnd.
Also, I do suffer from hypokalemia on/off and at those times my heart rate is irregular. If my potassium was low at the time of an echo. could that also lower ejection fraction? I guess I am just confused, and wondering if I truly have heart failure, or if it would be otherwise normal, if I were not on all these meds. I do also have moderate regurg. in my tricuspid valve, and mild regurg. I also have calcification in my mitral valve. What does that mean?
For this reason you should avoid large amounts of foods that have a high potassium content, for example dried fruit, bananas, tomatoes and low sodium salt, while you are taking this medicine, also avoid potassium supplements. I had a bad reaction from eating these foods. I had been warned about grapefruit juice, as it increases the amount of Prograf in the blood-stream. I did not know about the problems with other foods. Being a health food addict, this is what I eat.
I had the first one in September 2006, January 2007, April 2008 and the last two have occurred on June 21st and August 1st this year. I have had 4 caths. The 3rd cath in April 2008 indicated a spasm spot on the lower circumflex artery. The cath I had on July 15th of this year indicated that the spasm spot on the circumflex artery was all healed but there was a new one formed on another artery. I am on 5mg of Norvasc, take Nitro as needed, aspirin and lovastatin and Zoloft.
Holter has shown some PVC's but nothing of note. I was given Amlodipine and gradually increased to 20 mg/day which has decreased my angina attacks to a couple of times a month, a remarkable improvement. For the past few months (probably since the increase to 10mg) I have noticed my resting heart rate has gone from 69-73 bpm to the high 90's. When I am doing simple things like cooking, it raises to 110-115.
I've avoided meds all my life until recently because I didn't like the sluggish feelings they gave me. I only take Diltiazem now because it helps my chest pain and my Raynauds, both related to vasospasms. Flecanaide is a powerful drug. Unless you're having tens of thousands of ectopics day after day, I would ask the doctor to start you on something a bit milder.
I eat this pumpkin flax granola for breakfast just about every morning, and the last time they checked my potassium and magnesium levels, they were both great. I hope your neurologist can be helpful in sorting this all out, even if he doesn't have the best track record so far. I've been signing on a couple times a day, looking for you, and am so glad you were here today; such a nice present!
I am taking Diovan, Diltiazem, & Hydrochlorothiazide - for AFIB and HBC. I was told by dr that I needed potassium and magnesium. Do any of the items interfer with each other?
Hei don't feel ashamed, we all crack eventually. It was my turn a couple of months ago :) I know it is distressing to have the extra beats and I also know it is hard to explain them. I am just going through the whole recording process again to find out if my ablation worked or not. I have to say mine start off something like yours with the feeling in the tummy and then bam a short run and the feeling in the throat ( to me that is the worse) First thing I ask is do you have GERD?
S, cat scan, numerous bloods for enzymes and potassium. Everything was normal and my blood pressure and pulse were normal. I was discharged and one week later had a sudden sharp pain in my chest while climbing stairs, that brought me to my knees. Today while walking up a slight incline the pain came back and I had to stop for several minutes before continuing. I was assured before leaving hospital that my heart was sound so can't figure what's going on.
He prescribed Zarelto, Diltiazem and Amodarone. I asked that the gastro dr and cardio doctor consult and supposedly they did....but I don't feel real confident since they are in opposing hospitals. My husband and I are not real keen on these added drugs when the real problem is the harsh side effects from the Incivek. Do any of you have any insight into this. The cardio guy wants to see him in FOUR weeks....hell that is a long time to take extra medicines that might not be needed..
I am a 50 year old white male with a 15 year history of reflux (controlled with Nexium) and no other major health issues. I take Diltiazem 180 for BP and Ambien 5 to sleep. I quit smoking over 20 years quit my wine (2 -3 glasses/night) over 5 years ago. I have had an endoscope in July 2002 which was fine. 4 weeks ago I started to feel a bronchitis type of sensation in my chest with no cough and no fever. Better when I sat still and gone during the night but returning with activity.
Was reading that most people with Fibro need Vitamin D3 and Potassium. Please let us know how you fare.
Until more information is available, it may be appropriate to regularly monitor patient response to therapy and serum potassium levels during coadministration of theophylline and beta-2 agonists, and adjust the dosages as necessary. Patients should be advised to notify their doctor if they experience worsening of their respiratory symptoms, palpitations, symptoms of hypokalemia (e.g., weakness, lethargy, muscle pains or cramps), or signs of theophylline toxicity (e.g.
The cardiologist at a private medical centre was not able to help much to control the rate, and he was prescribed Herbesser 200mg (diltiazem), Propranolol 20mg (10mg x 2), Lasix, Slow K (potassium supplement), warfarin 2mg and rosuvastatin 10mg (for cholesterol). But his condition persists. He gets breathless easily. We have heard of ways to cure Afib, one of which is ablation, and have contacted the National Heart Institute.
Radiofrequency catheter ablation has cure rates of 90% and is the preferable option, given the young age of patients with RVOT VT common arrhythmia in young patients without heart disease. Other causes such as electrolyte problems (sodium, calcium and potassium) and ischemia need to be evaluated and corrected, if they are primary in origin then ablation or medical therapy are options.
If a patient has chronic Afib and with a low EF of 39%, can he take diltiazem (200mg) and propranolol (10mg x 2) at the same time? This patient is not on self-medication, but the fact that he has seen two doctors, that's the problem. The first doctor prescribed diltiazem (200mg) and propranolol (10mg x 2), apart from warfarin (2mg), lasix, potassium supplement and a rosuvastatin.
If there is such a thing. Also ,I just started taking one each, potassium and magnesium pill a day, on the suggestion of this forum. Could be too early to tell, but it seems to be helping. Is this phsyco-symatic on my part or is there something to this as well? Thanks.
Since that time some have changed due to simply no longer working. Currently I am taking HCTZ , potassium, aspirin, amlodipine, diltiazem, carvedilol, iron and magnesium. I have been on this regime for some time now. In January of this year I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and had to have surgery to remove precancerous polyps. Before undergoing this my HF dr had to clear me and did another electrocardiograph. I was pleased to hear my EF had come up to 48-50.
I took Hydrocholorthiazide for years, and my Tri's dropped over that period dramatically as I mixed in Omega 3 and really concentrated on a heart healthy diet. Just mix in potassium tests in your periodic blood tests. You will be just fine. I'm now on two much stronger diaretics now, but certainly HCT didn't raise my Tri's.
There is definately something to having pressure on your upper stomach. Sometimes just bending over triggers my PVC's. I was also told about potassium and magnesium. It was suggested I get an electrolyte blood work test which is sodium, calcium, chloride, phosphate, potassium and magnesium. From everything I've read, if your electrolytes are out of wack, it can cause the PVC's. Most Dr's won't order that particular blood work but will if you keep insisting they do.
This bigeminy and trigeminy always occurs in the evening, sometime around 7 or 8 as I'm settling down from dinner and a trip to the gym. As I let my mind and body relax, the PVCs get more frequent and eventually as I lay down to get to sleep the PVCs occur at nearly every other beat. Lately, I haven't been able to take this at night, so I will jump out of bed and furiously pump out about 50 push-ups without stopping. This gets my heart rate up quite a bit, maybe around 80 or 90 bpm.
I decided to go to a dr/naturopath (they are hard to find) and he put me on to Co-enzyme Q10, Fish Oil, Magnesium and Potassium. These have all helped. My advice would be go to a good Naturopath (with medical background if you can find one) and get off all those drugs you are on. You would have to do this slowly as going of meds suddenly can be dangerous. There is a lot to be said for Natural Therapies. Give it a try, you have nothing to lose!
) ), one needs more exercise (or less, because too much of anything can be bad) and more healthy vitamins (maybe magnesium and potassium) and the often overlooked vitamin D. http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/ this blog by a cardiologist talks a lot about how to heal the causes of heartdisease and not just treat the symptoms. i haven't read anything there about prinzmetal though. Stay positive people!
Blood test revealed low potassium. I took a potassium sumplement for a couple days and felt normal for a week. At a follow up visit with Cardiologist my resting HR was 110. That night it increased to 130's - 140's I called the next morning and was admitted into the hospital for test. I was given a complete workup. During my stress test it took about 1-2 minutes to get my hr to 170's, but I passed the test.
Now from one day to another tachycardia is back maybe because Ensure and Boost have a very high lavel (400) of potassium. My heart rate is regular. Now my question is: Do I have Atrial Fibrilation. Last year when I had tachycardia Dr.
I am a male 70 years of age. I have been on 150mg Irbesartan and 5mg Amlodipine daily since October 2010. This controlled by BP within acceptable limits. Since late April, however, the systolic has risen to an average of around 150. My doctor wants me to add a beta blocker to the other medications. Since last October my heart rate was averaging below 60. Since late April it is averaging around 70.
5 mg daily, cardizm 120 mg 2 X per day, magnesium, potassium. Can a third ablation get me back to normal sinus rhythm permanently? what's the success rate of third ablation? or should I have the mini-maze procedure? what the success rate of mini-maze? Pacemaker is out of the question. With a pacemaker I would still be in afib, on medication, on coumadin for possible stroke and limited ability to exercise. Why can't the cause be treated not the symptoms???
I have been on all kinds of medicines since my heart attack and I now take Imdur, Diltiazem, Arginine, Potassium, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Aspirin. I have taken Nifedipine, Atenolol, Verapamil and a host of other drugs to try and ease the chest pain I get when this happens. I am still having to take Nitro daily to help manage the pain. The Doctors tell me that my body isn't responding to the medications in the proper way and that the ones that should help keep it open aren't working.
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