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metoprolol dose for atrial fibrillation

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Neither. In clinical: trials, carvedilol has significantly better outcomes than either metoprolol (e.g. 3%/yr lower mortality rates continuing for many years) or bisoprolol ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Adjust Metoprolol: Most antihypertensives may be used. However, my first choice is to adjust the dose of metoprolol. Rate control is more important than rhythm control ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Diuretic: Hydrochlorothiazide would be inexpensive, once a day, free of side effects for most people, safe and effective if kidney function is normal and one is ... Read More
Dr. Nathan Almeida
22 years experience Cardiology
Any: Being on valium does not affect the choice of your high blood pressure medication. If your heart rate is not well controlled while in atrial fibrill ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Cardioversion?: Initially with rate control and anti-coagulation. If the atrial fibrillation is causing you symptoms, then a controlled and timed shock to the heart, ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Atrial : Atrial fibrillation can be a sign of underlying heart disease, such as mitral valve disease or other conditions that can cause stretching of the atria ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
A fib: Your cardiologist determines the proper dose of propafenone to prevent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and a heavier dose to treat the atrial fibrillat ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Twice: But can be given 3 times a daily in specific circumstances. Titration should be done carefully with the help of a cardiologist experienced in using fl ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Zero guarantees. All: the Type 1 antiarrhythmic agents, as documented in the CAST Trial & analysis of other trials, neither work for most individuals (CAST Trial selec ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Amiodarone: There are a number of schemes to load but to obtain levels one uses 800 mg for 5 day, 600 mg for 5 days, and 400 mg maintenance for 3-6 months and the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Afib/vfib: ventricular standstill and fine v-fib are functionally the same the ventricle is not contracting - vfib is a slight quivering which may or may not be ... Read More

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