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What causes fast heart beats and discomfort stomach while having history of atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
Question: My mother has chronic atrial fib and recently was given la six for hypervolomia. Last night she could not sleep because of racing heart and shaking stomach. What can be done?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I recommend bringing your mother to the ER and performing some tests:

- a resting ECG to examine her heart rhythm
- blood electrolytes for possible electrolytes imbalance
- kidney and liver function tests.

An electrolyte imbalance may be the cause of her symptoms.

She may also need to optimize her current therapy too if her heart rate is too high.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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