Stroke after cardioversion

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Avatar n tn I just had a cardioversion done on 9/9/9 and can't believe how great i feel and how easy it was. Will this last or will it have to be repeated? Can exercise, weight loss,and less stress help the situation? I was scared to death because the last person who I know had it done a year ago and the man had a stroke a few days later and is now totally disabled.
Avatar m tn I'm currently in my 5th episode of Afib in four months which began about 15 hours ago after strenuous activity. I'm taking Calcium blockers, ACE inhibitors for BP and Warfaran so I dont think I am in danger of stroke, and dont feel too bad so not so alarmed as I was in the early episodes. Others mentioned here that they have an electro cardioversion done as quickly as possible and I am wondering if I should pursue that. My question is basically how and is it advised?
Avatar n tn If the arrhythmia is less than 48 hours old, the risk of stroke from cardioversion is very low and it is generally accepted that they are safe for cardioversion. From a risk perspective, you don't want to be the one giving the shock unless you have to. 3. As a matter of statistics, do the additional doses of adenosine generally work? If it is AVNRT or AVRT, increasing doses will likely work.
Avatar n tn Ask your doctor what they think -- I will sometimes repeat do a TEE to make sure that it is safe, but it is not absolutely necessary. Chemical cardioversion is no safer than electrical cardioversion with a shock. Cardioversion is only necessary if you have symptoms with your atrial fibrillation. If you don't have symptoms, you don't necessarily need a cardioversion. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Cordarone after cardioversion posted by CCF CARDIO MD - MTR on April 01, 1999 at 22:34:33: My Mom ( 69 years old) was recently diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure(left atrial fib.) in January.She was found to also have diabetes. She had an echocardiogram and was put on Warfarin along with diabeta ,vasotec, lasix etc.. On Feb. 7 she suffered a major stroke ( left side paralysis) and has made a fair recovery from that so far. On Mar. 31 she had a cardioversion done .
Avatar n tn I'm so very sorry about your mother. That is a terrible thing to have happen and I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. You have raised some tough questions here because it is next to impossible for most of us non-professionals to even begin to speculate on what might have happened with your mother.
Avatar n tn I am 28 years old (male) and otherwise have a normal and healthy heart. After the ablation, I was in sinus rhythm although I felt a few extra beats. 5 days after the ablation, my heart rate started accelerating and became slightly irregular. I had an EKG and the physiologist explained that the reading resembled atrial flutter, but not atrial fibrillation.
Avatar m tn please see the following HX from previous post to this forum: SVT and cardioversion Nov 01 by jresmith Was started on Flecanide 100 mg BID after CV #3. Lasted 25 days, then back to 160BPM, increased doseage of Flecainide to #300mg did not convert SVT. CV#4 at 50 J to NSR with inverted p wave. Increased Flecainide to 150 BID, this lasted 15 days, then back to 160BPM. CV#5 at 50J. back to 58BPM as of now. Dr.
Avatar n tn I have had no recurrance but after hospital stay after the stroke I found out the blood in my heart pooled because my heart was not pumping the blood right and sent clot to brain. I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and A-fib. So if you don't have heart problems I guess your Strokes were caused by something else. Clot did not show up on CT. I can't do MRI's because of my defibrillator. I did not have headaches or noise problems. I did feel like I was going crazy.
Avatar n tn But then these people dont necessarily take their BP and pulse after each meal! Second to that, the differences in pulse / BP after eating will vary from person to person and since you are borderline hypertensive, I would say it all sounds pretty normal. I would imagine that the tests you've had done have been carried out in relation to your general hypertension and not specific to your observations regarding eating.
Avatar f tn Everything started at night, I had a bad dream (I use to have them sometimes) my heart was beating very fast when I woke up in the middle of night, and after few minutes it calmed down but to this irregular beating. After a few days I went to my doctor, then to hospital for checks. heart was diagnosed as its without any underlying problems, I was told I have atrial fibrillation. They recommended cardioversion.
Avatar n tn His doctor wants him now to take Coumadin for 4 weeks, then to start taking Amiodarone tablets (at home) for 2 weeks and then to have Electro Cardioversion. After the Electro Cardioversion, he will have to continue with the Amiodarone. We are very concerned about the side effects of the Amiodarone. My questions are: 1. Did the Atenolol initiate the AF? Should he stop taking it? 2.
Avatar f tn My husband, a lifelong runner, is just getting back to running after an ablation procedure. With his cardiologist's blessing and avid encouragement. He had a cardioversion that failed after 3 days, and then a few weeks later, the ablation, which so far has his heart completely in rhythm. I'm terrified whenever he goes out to run. I'm not worried that he'll have a sudden heart attack or something like that--I know enough to know that isn't likely to occur.
Avatar n tn I had a minor stroke last week and am at high risk for another. After the procedure I expect my heart will work normally.
Avatar n tn So I wouldn't say it is ineveitable, but more likely. 84 is not old for cardioversion. However, cardioversion would not be performed if a patient will not take coumadin as there is still a high risk after performing the procedure. Generally, if your relative has no symptoms and their heart rate is controlled, there isn't a specific reason to get them out of fibrillation. I would however, look very closely and try to convince them to take anticoagulation to decrease the stroke risk.
Avatar n tn Medication may include digitalis or other medications that slow the heart beat or that slow conduction of the impulse to the ventricles. Electrical cardioversion may be required to convert the arrhythmia to normal (sinus) rhythm. Expectations (prognosis): The disorder is usually controllable with treatment. Atrial fibrillation may become a chronic condition. Atrial flutter is usually a short-term problem.
Avatar n tn Don't give up.You will see improvements for up to one year .It took me two weeks after my stroke to be able to move my thumb on my affected side.Are you actively engaged in physical and occupational therapy to help restroe function?I went daily for three hours each day for speech,occupational and physical therapyfor a six month period.The therapy has to be intense .It sounds as if you are determined just like I was.
Avatar m tn I do not have any experience with the "heavy duty" drugs, as I have refused to be take a drug that requires hospitalization for implementation. The strongest drug I've taken is Rythmol SR 425 mg twice a day. It didn't stop my AFib nor did it keep me in sinus rhythm after a electro cardioversion. I have had 4 electros, two of them put me in sinus rhythm for about 18 months each.
Avatar m tn After a discussion with your physician, you should probably be on aspirin or coumadin depending on your risk factors for stroke. If you have ever had a stroke that is thought to be embolic, you should be on coumadin. The other risk factors are hypertension, heart failure, age greater than 75 and diabetes. It is sometimes a difficult decision so you should talk to your doctor. Your personal history plus these risk factors will help decide you decide if coumadin is the right choice for you.
Avatar n tn Will cardioversion be as successful after 4 weeks? And, is staying in a-fib with good rate control at my age the better option rather than rythem control and being in an our of the hospital every month or two? I am presently on lanoxin, lopressor and coumadin. Thank you!
Avatar m tn What is the definition of acute Atrial fibrillation? Is it related to duration or symptoms? How the atrial fibrillation with fast ventricular rate should be treated in hemodynamically stable patients? What are the choices available? How the patient with acute ischemic stroke & atrial fibrillation with fast ventricular rate should be treated? Will the medicines controlling the heart rate not lower down the blood pressure, resulting in worsening of stroke?
Avatar m tn If the A-Fib has been occurring for 2 days or more, then they will usually administer warfarin for a few weeks before the shock because there would otherwise be a very high risk of stroke. The Warfarin (anti clotting medication) would also be given for several weeks after the shock. The key factor is finding the cause of the A-Fib, for example the thyoid gland.
Avatar m tn They were unable to perform electrical cardioversion, as they found a blood clot in his heart. He' s home from the hospital (as of yesterday) and has been on Pradaxa, but he feels like the A fib symptoms are improving, is this a good thing? We're worried about a stroke obviously.
Avatar n tn I don't intend to start the flecainide until I know for sure what to expect and the best way to handle it. Doing the cardioversion after being on the drug seems to be a bit of a different wrinkle. Hope your treatment works.
659608 tn?1318292966 old who is prone to falls is a significant problem and some would consider a contra-indication to anticoagulation. She should not have the cardioversion until the clot is gone as it could embolize (move) and cause a stroke. Likely a pacemaker would be a fairly simple procedure with minimal risks. At age 93 the main goal of therapy should always be to improve the quality of life with as minimal risk as possible. Talk to your mother and see if she can help with this difficult problem.
Avatar n tn He is 58 years old now. Three weeks ago he suffered a stroke after becoming lax on his coumdin medication. He has no lasting effects from his stroke. During his hospital stay he had been experiencing serious bouts of anxiety which I have read is pretty common. This past Thursday he was hospitilized with swelling in his legs, stomach and hands. He hasalso been extremely nauseous. I am unable to get info from his doctors as I am not a relative and I am currently 3000 miles away from him.