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Diagnosed with supraventricular ectopic beats. Medicated with cordarone. Numbness, sweating in palms and feet. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
User:HI! I wanted to discuss a heart problem that my sister aged 33 has
Doctor:Please proceed further
User:She was diagnosed with supraventricular ectopic beats in XXXXXXX 2012 after she experienced regular palpitations for abount 2 months
User:echo results were normal
User:she was then prescribed to take two doses of cordarone 200 mg for 6 weeks
User:after the dose was subsequently lowere in gradual steps to 100 mg per day
User:however evrytime the dose was decreased (this was tried thrice in course of the last 1 year)or discontinued the symptoms start reappearing
User:I wanted to know what other treatments can be tried or whether cordarone will have to be taken lifelong
Doctor:I have a better suggestion for you
User:recently she complains of numbness and tingling in the palms and feet and sometimes sweating of the palms when she has palpitations
User:yes please
Doctor:A cardiologist will be the right person to answer your query
Doctor:Would you mind posting your query to a cardiologist?
User:ok sure i'll do that. Thanks
Doctor:Would you like assistance on that?
User:yes please
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
Doctor:We shall call you soon and guide you
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:bye for now
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