Metoprolol dosage atrial fibrillation

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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 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.
Avatar n tn ALynn, trial runs could be a number of things depending on what the rhythm is. Atrial fibrillation/flutter with rapid repsonse, reentrant pathways, even sinus tach. It would depend on what the rhythm is on the monitor. The rhythm will determine what the treatment options are. The symptoms of palpitations you have are not dangerous. Not to say they are not an annoyance however. An ep study would be useful if you have a fixable problem causinf your symtoms.
Avatar f tn Dear Doctor, My mother (66 years old) was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation that caused her stroke (luckily survived) 1.5 year ago. She have been on Metoprolol (25 mg) and Wafarin (2.5), but the medication became less effective and her blood pressure gets higher (up to 150/100 in the mornings and a little lower in the afternoons). Last week she was hospitalized in a foreign country. The doctors there said she is in critical condition.
Avatar m tn From 2004 to 2008 I had a couple episodes that could have been a recurrence of the atrial fibrillation but I never was sure. Then in 2008 after moving to Russia I had a definite episode that was very uncomfortable. I took 25 MG of the Metoprolol which seemed to have no effect. Fortunately, I knew of a US Family practice doctor who was in Moscow at the time. I contacted him and he told me to take 50 more MG. After an hour or so my heart rhythm returned to normal.
Avatar m tn but since it has been going on for years and he didn't want it to cause a long term effect, he put me on metoprolol to regulate it. Thats why mh dosage is so low... i was having worse fatigue when i took it twice a day and so he advised me to cut it to once a day.
Avatar f tn Well, I understand that atrial tachycardia is different from atrial fibrillation, but I'd guess it has many of the same problems.... e.g., too high a ventricle HR and perhaps clots. Not sure. I'd also guess they both respond to beta blockers. I take a high dose of Metoprolol to lower my ventricle rate (HR), driven by my AFib. Maybe off subject, sorry.
702086 tn?1228499886 I read paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is AFib that comes and goes. I have AFib all the time, chronic, and it doesn't keep me awake. What am I missing? My main noticed symptom from AFib is shortness of breath lack of energy. No, those problems are due to the Metoprolol I take, 100 mg a day, to keep my resting HR below 100...typically in the 80s with medication. In any case, I don't understand how AFib wakes one up.
Avatar n tn Atrial flutter is most often associated with a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or surgery on the heart. Atrial fibrillation or flutter affects about 5 out of 1000 people. It can affect either sex. Atrial fibrillation is very common in the elderly, but it can occur in persons of any age. Prevention: Follow the health care provider's recommendations for the treatment of underlying disorders. Avoid binge drinking.
567826 tn?1217020594 I was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation about 5 years ago and approximately two months ago, developed hypertension. They prescribed Metatropol and it seemed to work fine. Two weeks ago, the doctor cut my dosage to a fourth of what I was taking previously and now my BP is elevated again, but this time, it is accompanied by Brachycardia, which I've never had before.
Avatar m tn I currently take Amiodarone 200mg a day, Metoprolol 100mg a day, Prilosec OTC 40mg a day. I have occasional Atrial Fibrillation. I was put on the Metoprolol in 2004 (my dosage is much lower now) and the Amiodarone in July 2008. I suffer greatly from panic attacks and extreme anxiety. My doctor prescribed Zoloft for me at 25mg a day for two weeks, then 50mg a day thereafter. He knows all the meds I currently take, of course.
Avatar f tn I used Propafenone (not sure about the spelling either) for a number of years to keep me out of atrial fibrillation following electrocardio conversion. I was in my late 50s to mid 60s and while I had to be converted a few more times the drug seemed to extend my periods of normal sinus rhythm and I was still a runner and working 60 hours a week - I did not have any side effect problems. The propafenone is a generic and not very expensive, and I have used the patent covered Ryhtmol as well.
Avatar n tn Beta-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation and more recently heart failure.
Avatar n tn frequent urination is a common problem with atrial fibrillation when the rate is not controlled. If someone has a 6 - 12 month run of only 5-10 short mild Afib episodes, is getting off coumidin a possibility. Talk to your doctor about the CHADS2 risk score. It stands for heat failure, hypertension, age greater than 75, diabetes, and strocke/TIA. If you only have one risk factor (hypertension), you have a choice between aspirin and coumadin.
1298014 tn?1331031854 Your morbid obasity can be the reason you have Atrial Fibrillation, it was a valid point from me to... "pointed out the elephant in the room" as you put it. :) Don't shoot the messenger .:) There is a good info. http://www.morbid-obesity.org/morbid_obesity_problems.html " Morbid obesity problems are manifold. One of the major concerns of morbid obesity is its strong association with heart disease.
Avatar m tn If your pulse is irregularly irregular, it is highly probable that you might have developed atrial fibrillation (AF). This is an arrhythmia where the atria (the receiving chambers of the heart) have chaotic electrical activity and do not contract properly and it can sometimes result in rapid heart rates. Also, blood clots can form within the chambers due to sluggish blood flow.
Avatar n tn terrance, alot of people experience atrial fibrillation at night and some can attribute their symptoms to certain triggers. You can try to change the dosing of your metoprolol and see if it helps your symptoms. chronic really means that you are atrial fibrillation all of the time and really cant be converted successfully with medicine or electrically.
Avatar n tn Beta-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation and more recently heart failure.
Avatar n tn I also have been competitively cycling and running since 1975 and now have been diagnosed with paroxymal atrial fibrillation. Resting pulse also 45. I have been on a low dose of Toprol XL-25mg which seems to help somewhat but I do notice that my heart rate is slow to come up while running and I still get some episodes of Afib which last about 24 hours. I tried a 50 mg dose of immediate acting metoprolol, the generic version of Toprol, and found running to be almost impossible.
Avatar n tn These drugs are commonly used to help prevent cardiac conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension), atrial fibrillation, angina, myocardial infarction (a heart attack), and ventricular arrhythmias. Beta blockers will control your heart rate, blood pressure, and disarythmias. The side effects of beta blockers are BROCHOSPASM! They make you wheeze. So you see here, one cancels the other out. It appears this is whats happening to you.
Avatar f tn Thank you so much for your response. It's funny because I have been doing just that.....thinking more about my skips now. Last night was the first night that I didn't take it and then tonight of course I do take it. I keep imagining myself going into hysterics-I even put my Xanax in my purse just incase! Oy vey, what's a girl to do. I am going to try and be brave as this is something I asked for, so I need to be a big girl and bite the bullet. Thanks again for encouragement.
Avatar n tn This is a low dosage, but I would not assume it is ineffective. I think it is often prudent to start with a low dose and increase if necessary. Switching to another beta blocker is unlikely to be more effective, unless it is a larger dose that is prescribed. It is possible that switching to another beta blocker, such as metoprolol, will produce less headaches, but the only way to know would be to try.
Avatar f tn I've just learned that the med I'm on, Sotalol (Betapace), is typically prescribed for ventricular fibrillation/arrhythmias and that Sotalol AF (Betapace AF) is for atrial fibrillation. Anyone have any comments as to why my EP didn't prescribe Sotalol AF in my case? He has assured me that I have had no documented ventricular abnormalities. The old hypochondriac in me is rearing her ugly head!!! Anyone?
Avatar n tn Beta-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation and more recently heart failure.
Avatar m tn Remember that in some hearts, PACs may actually trigger short runs of atrial fibrillation and they are hard to differ just by the sensation. They both causes a lot of irregular heart beats but atrial fibrillation is usually more rapid unless it's controlled by meds. If you can pinpoint exactly what's causing PACs/PVCs in each setting you will probably win the Nobel Price in medicine.
783404 tn?1236261007 All blood pressure medications I am aware of are beta blockers and they usually lower both heart rate and blood pressure. I take Metoprolol specifically to lower my heart rate, I suffer from Atrial Fibrillation...which tends to push the HR up. In my case the lowering of my blood pressure isn't needed, and that can be a problem for me, that is m does of Metoprolol is limited mostly by problems high dosage give me by lower my BP too much. As you confess, loss of weight will help all around.
Avatar m tn Atrial fibrillation may dilate the chambers (atria) which may predispose for more atrial fibrillation. 3. Atrial fibrillation is often triggered by a perfectly (wrong) timed PAC. People that are afraid of ventricular arrhythmias are often concerned about "early PVCs" (a PVC that falls on the previous T wave) but the same phenomenon can happen in the atria (not sure what the name for it is).
Avatar n tn Medications came to be necessary to my doctor's view, due to her concern that my PACs may couple and triple and finally turn into Atrial Fibrillation. She was concerned about atrial enlargement. I has not tried to exercise after starting to take meds. In fact, I stopped having enough excercise 4-5 years ago, which has made me thinking that the appearance of PACs was due to my lack of exercise. The meds really reduced my PACs when I still took them.
1100598 tn?1413131026 I have a slight suspicion that you are in another rhythm when exercising (such as atrial fibrillation), and you need to get this ruled out or confirmed. Verapamil 120 mg x 3 is pretty aggressive treatment for SVT I think, and may have side effects (do NOT change without asking your doctor!!). If you're only 39 years old, you could ask your doctor for an EP study and ablation, to permanently cure the SVT and get this problem solved once and for all.