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How can irregular heartbeats be treated?

I can t sleep because my heartbeat is so irregular. I just got up and took another 25mg of atenolol hoping it will even things out. I had taken a dose of 25mg also when I got home from work around 8pm. I am 63 years old. I am also on warfarin for hx of PE and DVT.. My doctor put in his note that he would try flecainide if atenolol is ineffective. I was just looking up how flecainide works.
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
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Hello,

Thanks for your query on HCM

"As"per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this -

1)Do a clinical exam by your Doctor[cardiologist]and to confirm do few investigations like [CBC with differential, TSH, and Electrocardiogram].

2)If confirmed then discuss with your doctor about antiarrhythmics medications like [Dofetilide]

3)Do take blood pressure medication regularly.

Do follow lifestyle modifications like this-

1)Try to eat a heart-healthy diet

2)Try to increase your physical activity

3)Try to avoid smoking

4)Try to maintain a healthy weight

5)Try to reduce stress

6)Using OTC medications with caution, as some cold and cough medications contain stimulants that may trigger a rapid heartbeat

Hope that helps
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