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Taking amiodarone, metroprolol and coumadin for A fib and high heart rate. Will using a heating pad causing the high heart rate?

My Mom has Afib and heart rate has been high for last 2 or 3 days. She is on Amiodarone, Metoprolol, Coumadin, Lasix, Spironolactone and Potassium, Advair and Sporiva. Blood pressure has been around 120/85. She continually sits with a heating pad to her back. Could the heating pad be the cause of her heart rate being high. It has been ranging from 87 to 105 for the past few days. She is 90 years old.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Beware - continuous use of heating pad may end up in skin burns...
The contribution of the heating pad may not be much - unless the core temperature also goes up
This rate can be explained by A-fib alone

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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