Metoprolol for atrial fibrillation

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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?
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 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 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.
Avatar m tn My question is for an isolated AFIB that was vagally triggered why should someone have to take metoprolol? After 2 days of it I had to stop it. My BP and Pulse this am was 110/80 with a HR of 70 which is my norm. On low dose metoprolol my SBP was in the 90's with a high 50's HR and the fatique was horrible. IS anyone using Sotalol and a Beta blocker to break afib when needed instead of a daily regimen of CCB or BB?
Avatar f tn Did have a low dose of metoprolol PRN if needed, but never took it for fear of my BP dropping. Since then I just dealt with it, made further lifestyle changes, reduced caffeine etc (with exceptions), and otherwise forgot about it. Oh and btw, was interested in getting ablation, but at that time my cardiologist was not worried and convinced me it wasn’t necessary! THEN, I became pregnant. Didn’t even think twice about my wpw.
1295525 tn?1272464955 At about 50 yo, I suffered my first experience with atrial fibrillation while rowing. I have been controling my symptoms ever since by taking 12-25 mg of metoporol, depending on anticipated stress level, and cutting out caffine and electrolytes, and reducing alcohol intake.
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 work as a physical education teacher and consider myself to be relatively healthy. I had my first episode of atrial fibrillation at the end of May. I had to be cardioverted to restore it to normal. Then about 3 months later at the end of August I had another episode of atrial fibrillation and had to be cardioverted again. It is the middle of November now, and I had to be cardioverted again yesterday for the 3rd time. My symptoms were all different all 3 times.
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 f tn I have had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation for about 10 years - I take flecainide 100mg twice daily and I don't have too many episodes. At a recent pre - op assessment (for shoulder surgery) I was found to have a heart murmur and the surgery has been postponed until I get an echocardiogram to see what's causing the heart murmur. Does anyone know if atrial fibrillation can cause a heart murmur to develop?
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 n tn I was at 122 just at the doctor's office, I have white coat syndrome LOL! I was at 102 resting at home. I had gone to the ER prior to the office visit because my blood pressure was elevated and my arm was burning. They said it wasn't my heart, but maybe a panic attack. I had gone to a cardiologist and had a stress test, ekg, etc. Everything came back normal, but he said I should take it to lower my heart rate and bp( it was just slightly elevated) until I lost some weight.
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 I have been on coumadin for 2 years for atrial fib and a prosthetic mitral valve. I have had to hold it for procedures like cardiac cath, surgery etc. Basically, there are little consequences for doing that. Usually I go off for a day or two and then may start Lovenox or Fragmin until the day before the procedure. After the procedure, I start the coumadin again and continue with Lovenox until my INR is therapeutic.
Avatar f tn I had my first episode of atrial fibrillation at the end of August. I had two beer that evening and went to bed. Shortly afterwards felt my heart beat irregularly. 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.
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 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 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 The second thing is could you tell me the difference in the symptoms for atrial fib. and pvc? Thanks for your help and this wonderful service!
Avatar n tn I still believe there is a connection to food for me. My diet is good and I am not overweight; I had no idea what was going on for a long time. And for the past few days, everything is 'quiet'. It's wonderful, hope it lasts forever!
Avatar f tn BTW, recurring bouts of a-fib is called PAT (Paroxysmzl Atrial Tachycardia) or PAF (Paroxysmzl Atrial Fibrillation) and it can be completely idiopathic - i.e. no observable cause. If you are not on any meds but the a-fib episodes are frequent you need to talk to your cardiologist about controlling your atrial rhythm with medication. My cardiologist told me that PAT is not usually life threatening since by definition the rhythm wold return to normal sinus on its own.
Avatar f tn I'm 33 years old and prescibed Metoprolol for my heart palpitations, which happens everytime I eat food. After all cardiac tests came back normal, she mentioned that it may be stress related. I'm now being prescribed 20 mg Celexa for aniexty. I only take 6.25 mg of Metoprolol, cutting it into quarters, but are scared to take the two in combination. There are so many warnings about not mixing them. My heart rate has slowed down with the Celexa, but I still get the pounding sensation.