I have had for the past 3-5 years episodes which have been diagnosed as atrial fibrillation. After seeing two different doctors and having two surgeries within the past two years and several different medications I m at the point now where I am afraid to even leave my house and go anyplace on any extended vacation, etc. because nothing has helped. So, within the last two to three months I have most recently been prescribed the beta blocker atenolol which as you know the goal was to try and lower my blood pressure and stabilize my afib. So, my question is I have found that this medication as well as several others have not helped. An example of my afib would be on a daily basis at any given time whether or not I am under stress my heart rate regularly can fluctuate resting or with physical activity as low as 35 beats per minute to 165 beats per minute. Some pain is associated with this but I most recently have weaned myself off of 50 mgs over a three day period to 25 mgs again for three days down to 12.5 mgs for the last 3-4 days now. I do not believe this has caused my original symptoms in combination with another other treatments to be the current issue which is the fluctuation in heart rate but more so I have not been able to sleep for two to three days unless you consider an hour here or three sleep. My question is should I continue with the atenolol or do you have some suggestions pertaining to this area, I am a 55 year old retired police officer who has been retired for 10 years and my symptoms occurred around the time of my retirement and I have been told by at least one physician that I am a type A personality and that doctor seems to think my personality has something to do with my symptoms. I have been told that a third ablasion would not be a good idea.
how can a person who had a good medical less then a year ago end up with only 20% of his heart working.He was told he had pneumonia three weeks ago .now is being told he has to have a heart transplant.told he has atrial fibrillation.no high blood presure or heath problems.
I am 34 years old....I smoke and drink lots of coffee...I know these are contributing factors to a higher heart rate...I also lead a pretty sedentary lifestyle...lately my resting heart rate is higher than it usually is....currently 95 BPM....should i be concerned and should I see a doctor?
Hi,I have had both atrial Fib & atrial flutter for approx 3 years.I have undergone cardioversion which lasted 2 weeks,then cardiac ablation which lasted 1 week.am awiting follow up in approx 5 weeks.Although symptoms are not as severe am still having palpitations,breathlessness,chest pain etc on average twice a week.I take warfarin and flecainide. Would it not make sense to fit me with a pacemaker as my quality of life feels poor and as a 57 yr old man i can t except that.Thanks Dave
hi i am a 30 yr old female pulse rate is 79 blood pressure is 125/70 family history of heart disease. (grandmother on fathers side had 6 heart attacks last one large. my father had 2 heart attacks 1 when he was 41 then 11 months later the second which killed him) i was on duromine and had tachycardia my rate went up to 125 and blood pressure was up and had some palpitations which did not show up on ecg just wondering if i should wear a monitor for 24 hours. had blood test recently and my cholesterol is up.
Hi, I am 32 years of age and have had heart palpitations for many years. Today they were in a row, I am talking about 10 very hard ones against my chest without any rest in between. I have had a stress check done before and it all came out fine, however my heart rate at rest is a little high. Please let me know what why they happen in a row?
I have high blood pressure(165/110) and was put on Lisinoprin 3 weeks ago and it has come down about 30 points...however i have head aches and have shortness of breath . I wake up at night and feel like i'm not getting enough oxygen . I weigh 260...
I was diagnosed with attrial flutters ( arrhythmia ) and the cardiologist did a cardio version and a subsequent EKG showed the condition was corrected. The doctor has me on Xarelto and a beta blocker . I feel fine and I am wondering if I can drink...
My husband is 80 years old and has been diagnosed with congenial heart dease. His heart is only pumping half the speed of a normal heart beat. And now his lungs are filling with fluid. He also has Alzheimer's.