Metoprolol in 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 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 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 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.
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.
378273 tn?1262101221 The first step in managing atrial fibrillation is typically to treat it with medications, starting with a rate control drug to slow the heart rate in combination with anticoagulation by a blood thinner to reduce the risk of stroke.
Avatar m tn I had another cardiac ablation done in May. I still am getting atrial fibrillation at times even with high doses of amiodarone and metoprolol. Over the years no other medications have worked. My doctor is saying a pacemaker would be the next step if this ablation does not work. I would like to know your thoughts and if you would recommend anything else.
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 (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. I have been experiencing chest pain (a dull ache) 80% of the time, My chest tightens up, I also get a sever pain in my back below my shoulder blade on the left side, This causes difficulty breathing especially when bending over, and is very painful when taking a deep breath. I have been to emergency when this happens.
Avatar m tn all because of atrial fibrillation, which I have permanent. I have undergone significant shifts in dose levels, as high as 100 mg twice a day and have never developed any of the "withdrawal" symptoms you list. I agree it seems unlikely that withdrawal symptoms would not develop for the first 1.5 week, but I have nothing but personal experience to base my agreement on. Perhaps someone with a similar experience can shed some light.
Avatar n tn There is currently no data whatsoever, showing benefit of plavix in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. The two current standards of care are aspirin and coumadin...with the later being undoubtably more effective in patients that can tolerae it. Alot of people have peripheral neuropathy and do perfectly well without falls. I usually prefer coumadin unless there is a definite risk. Any regimen that would attempt to use plavix, should at least include aspirin sine it is proven.
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, too, suffer from this gas associated arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation. I can have it in the middle of the night or day. There is an improvement when I take Pepcid or Diovel, but the best bet is Ovol extra strenth or Gax X. If I don't take anything it can get pretty scarey and last a long time. My entire chest throbs, my esophogus feels tight and I feel a pressure on the back of my tongue. Also feel a sudden fatigue.
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 Your observation that you remain in atrial fibrillation for a shorter period of time may be a coincidence. In general, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation becomes progressive over time. It sounds as if your "afib burden" is becoming greater. That is, your stay in afib longer and it is becoming more difficult to control heart rate and symptoms.
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!
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 That said, I'm basically unaware of the AFib, the Metoprolol holds the resting HR in the 80s or less and the warfarin/aspirin provides a reduction in clot risk. What I do notice is a general malaise or lack of energy and strength...this may be a side effect of the beta blocker. My age doesn't help either, and I'm sure the AFib would not allow me to return to jogging as my HR gets up to 150 with only moderate exercise... walking fast or slowly on an upgrade.
2001549 tn?1327470297 I take both the BB and the CCB to slow my heart rate which is driven by permanent atrial fibrillation (my root problem), I had normal blood pressure. The BB and CCB caused some low BB as a side effect, but my system has adjusted, I now have mostly low/normal BP. This makes me wonder if these drugs would help me if I had a BP problem...not side track intended here. But as already said, we do not "prescribe" here, we share experiences.
Avatar f tn So I'm wondering if I have been in atrial fib before. I surely don't want to have clots pass if I'm not aware of it. Also. Will your heart rate always be high if your in a fib?