Metoprolol and atrial fibrillation

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Avatar f tn i have atrial fibrillation form i was 13 years old now I'm 20 years old and i still have the problem and on medication which controls it somewhat i feel my heart beating irregular most times even when I'm taking the medication but not as severe as before . i did a blood test recently and the doctor said A enzyme SGOT is high in my liver i want to know what that means ? in the future i would like to have a family i was wondering is it risky to have children with atrial fibrillation ?
Avatar m tn I was switched from Atelenol to Metoprolol and now I have atrial fibrillation all the time. What is going on? Should I ask to be put back to Atelenol?
Avatar m tn I had my first and only atrial fib conversion last month. I had a large dinner and went to lay down at 10 pm when I flipped over to my left side and I felt the flutter. I estimate it was >180 bpm. I laid flat and used vagal maneuvers to get it to the 140's. I went to the ER and was in aib w/ rvr. 140-180's. It took 22 hours to break into a SR and only after a sneezing fit. My question is for an isolated AFIB that was vagally triggered why should someone have to take metoprolol?
Avatar n tn But now -last week - I find that I have been diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. And I have bouts with PVCs - which I have had for many many years. I was already taking 40 mg Benicar for my blood pressure along with Triamterene. And now last week Metopolol at 50 mg has been added along with 325 aspirin. My pulse rate is dropping into the mid 40s and sometimes below 40 .
Avatar f tn She is on lisinipril 10mg, asa 81mg, metoprolol 25mg, a preventive inhaler, and a rescue inhaler. She is very hopeful that this may be an option. Is there an age that this surgery becomes inappropriate and insurance refuses to pay?
Avatar f tn Decided it was time to go to the ER within a few minutes, was admitted rather quickly and they tried modified valsalva, metoprolol IV push and that did not work, by BP was plummeting and my heart rate all over the place. I had atrial fibrillation/SVT with a ventricular response and a HR above 200. They decided it was best to send me to a higher tier hospital via helicopter. There I was sent to maternity ward C-section ready, and they discussed the best approach.
Avatar n tn I was admited to hospital 3days ago with atrial fibrillation my heart was 170 bpm, I was blacking out shaking vigoriously I was not in pain but had what apeard to me to be heartburn wich I have been suffering with latley. I had an urgent need for the toiled wich I could not hold back even though I was dissy and blacking out I just had to go It lasted at the same intensity for about 3hours when I was given medication to slow my heart. It slowed down after a futher hour.
1295525 tn?1272464955 s say this is a progressive disorder and it will only get worse over time and more frequent and longer episodes. I am contemplating an ablation and have an excellent EP lined up but I still have strong reservations about it. It might be your answer...then again,it might not. They don't always work and sometimes it calls for a 2nd or 3rd. At any rate, it's not a piece of cake. There are many threads on this website about a-fib....
Avatar m tn Rate control medication to control the heart rate Rhythm control medication, sometimes called drug cardioversion, to put the heart back into normal sinus rhythm Your doctor will decide which rhythm control drug is best for you based on the type of atrial fibrillation you have and your medical history, including the presence or absence of other existing heart disease.
Avatar n tn I am way too young for heart problems, and the stress is what is bothering me most! Can stress and anxiety cause Atrial Fibrillation??
378273 tn?1262101221 Control heart rate and anticoagulate, and if there are no symptoms and the heart rate is controlled, then leave the patient in afib Cardioversion for patients who still have symptoms and the heart rate can't be controlled, or for whom normal sinus rhythm is preferred . I hope this helps explain your Dr's thinking...
Avatar m tn I am 28, physically fit/athletic, not smoking/using drugs, using only little alcohol, eating rather healthy, but I do have hypercholesterolemia which was found about two years ago. At that time I went to a doctor for "weird sensations of heart". High cholesterol was found via a bloodwork. (LDL 4.3 unmedicated then, was few months of the medication and LDL was 4.9). Back to 40mg of statins...
Avatar m tn I have had problems with atrial fibrillation since 1996. I had my first cardiac ablation in Oct. 2002 with most of the work being done on the right atrium. I had my next ablation done in April of 2005 and I had a problem with my heart getting a hole in it so the procedure was stopped. In August the cardiac ablation was finished. I did fairly well until late last year. I had another cardiac ablation done in May.
Avatar f tn The MV repair was not a treatment of AFib, I still have that, the repair was done to stop enlargement of the left atrial. There is some hope the atrial will shrink back and that could stop the AFib. This was not a promise, just noted as a possibility. I still have AFib (that's another story in itself) and don't know if the enlarged atrial has shrunk any, I may get another echocardiogram in the future to find out how it all looks.
Avatar m tn I am a 34 year old male, I have been diagnosed with Atrial fibrillation about two and a half years ago, (I don't smoke, or drink, and I avoid all caffeine). I have had all the tests, thyroid, echocardiogram, blood work, x-rays, everything came back normal. (All the tests have been done multiple times) I am in Atrial Fib/flutter most of the time, I am currently on 150mg of Metoprolol twice a day and a 81mg aspirin.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed in emergency and given 50 mg metoprolol and aspirin. They checked me into the hospital to monitor me over night and my heart converted back to normal sinus rhythm during transfer from emergency to the hospital room. The doctor prescribed 50 mg metaprolol twice a day as well as aspirin. I later cut this in half. My sitting heart rate was in the low 40s (normally it had been in low 50s) and I felt very listless. Since then I have occasional bouts about one every week or two.
Avatar n tn Happy to hear that the ablation worked for you. Do you know what the SVT was? (e.g., Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation, single focus atrial tachycardia?
Avatar n tn I am taking metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice and day because my heart rate was a little high when I saw my doctor 122 bpm. I was on 50mg twice a day, but my doc cut it due to side effects. I'm still suffering side effects, stiff arms, legs, and depression. I am also having some difficulty with my blood sugar, stays low. I feel like all I do is eat, when I asked my cardiologist he said to talk to my general practitioner.
Avatar m tn I do not want to be on this drug and feel there is no need for it. I have mild hypertension and proir to metoprolol was taking low dose of lisinopril which I am back on now.
Avatar n tn To start, the medications you mention do not really trat atrial fibrillation. They more or less control the symptoms and the morbidity associated with it..namely rapid heart rate and the risk of stroke. They mechanisms to treat atrial fibrillation incluse other antiarrythmics such as sotolol, amiodarone and procedures such as ablation and surgical correction. Most importantly, in most patients, especially the elderly...
Avatar n tn I saw another post about atrial fibrillation and stomach gas possible association or connection. I too have the same thing so it may not be all in your head if your suspect this to be the case. Most dr.'s think your crazy or never heard of this when you even suggest it. Thats whats wrong with most dr's atleast in my experience in that they don't think outside the box enough possibly because this is what they learned.
Avatar n tn I saw a post about atrial fibrillation and stomach gas possible association. I too have the same thing so it may not be all in your head if your suspect this to be the case. Most dr.'s think your crazy or never heard of this when you even suggest it. Thats whats wrong with most dr's. They don't think outside the box and most always treat symptoms with side effect ridden drugs because this is what they learned.
Avatar f tn All testing came back normal, and they said it was palpitations.
Avatar n tn I am 66 years old and have atrial fibrillation and have had it for about 8 years. I would to know about RF Ablation to correct my atrial fibrillation.
18562852 tn?1465868243 Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation...I am male and just turned 32. Because of my young age my attending Cardiologist is concerned I may have some form of heart disease. Both my stress test and my cardiac ultrasound results came back good (negative). Should I leave it at this or should I be tested further with a CT scan and or MRI...which I believe he may want to do.
Avatar n tn just talked to my cardiologist and finally, FINALLY, he and the EP doc he consulted with saw atrial tach and I'm going to have an EP study and hopefully an ablation. They think it is an ectopic tachycardia from the , i think he said, pulmonary vein or something like that which should be amenable to an ablation. I am scared a bit but so thrilled this might be curable!!!!! thanks again for "listening" and answering so many questions.
Avatar n tn Atrial fibrillation and PVCs can both cause similar symptoms or no symptoms. You cannot tell the difference yourself. Metoprolol can cause vivid nightmares as a side effect. It can decrease blood flow to the skin in people with circulatory problems, but should not lead to shaking chills.
Avatar n tn I now take Sotalol, 80 mg, twice daily and 10 mg Prozac for panic maintenance, an aspirin and 250 mg. magnesium. I'm doing very well. I still have a few atrial flutters and PVCs and PACs.