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All Heart Over Cardioversion
Developed arythmia 18 months ago. Didn't have insurance at the time, so I let it go. Was still able to run, play soccer, swim. My Prime care physician recommended cardioversion....but that failed twice. Finally, Oct 1st of 2014, I had a 6 1/2 hour ablatio
Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In general no: If the heart rhythm problem is any type of heart block (first degree av block, second degree av block, or complete heart block), cardioversion won't help. Having said that, certain types of cardiac rhythm problem (such as atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (avnrt)) can in rare cases look like a fast heart rhythm with a long pr interval. These a cardioversion could correct. ...Read more
Should all heart tachycardias with rates over 150 have synchronized cardioversion as soon as possible?
No not all: It depends on how the person is tolerating the rhythm; are they hypotensive, or in CHF or having chest pain? If so then there is no time to waste and if it is an non sinus rhytm then cardioversion chemically or electrically may be indicated. In a new born it may be a normal heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What other measures may be successful in restoring the normal heart rhythm if cardioversion is not successful?
Sir i m patient of af . Medical cardioversion was done on 22/7/12. Now i m fine but some times i feel disturbance of heart beat which continue for hrs?
Non obstructive coronaries-largest 50%. Issue with these results? Only non related heart issue is a-fib, currently in rhythm after 2nd cardioversion.
Need to see report.: It's not possible to understand the context of the test results in this forum. I would suggest using HealthTap Prime to upload the report / images showing the "non-obstructive coronaries", or asking the doctor who ordered the test. To what does the "largest 50%" refer? Was there a papaverine infusion? arterial spasm? I can't understand the finding, but I'm glad the cardioversion worked for you. ...Read more
Please tell me, could somebody get electro cardioversion without anasthesia, to save money. Bad heart.?
Not really: A cardioversion without any sedation can be quite a horrifying experience. They apply pads to your chest and run current through it to put the heart in a normal rhythm. The chest muscle will tighten and it can be quite painful. I guess anything is possible if you are really determined; during the civil war they used to cut a leg off at the hip without anesthesia; but that's not what we do today... ...Read more
I am back in AF on Flec. My consultant wont do a cardioversion. He says my heart is suitable and I haven't had one. Why, as he is difficult to talk to?
Depending on pattern: Is this you first time back in AF? If your have been well controlled on Flecainide and have not required cardioversion in past, I would consider cardioversion. If you have had recurrent bouts and multiple cardioversions in the past, rate control and coumadin (warfarin) may be best. However, if you have bothersome symptoms you should talk with your doctor about options, including ablation and/or a new med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I now take synthroyid 50 mg I have had afib / cardiversion 3 times was taken off amiodarone by dr. I heart rate now 110, can I cut back on my synth?
See your MD: You need to see your physician so they can check your lab work before deciding to change your medications. ...Read more
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Time and prayer: I am sorry for your hurt. It is generally helpful to talk to a friend or trusted family member. Please remember that it will get better and you need to keep busy. It would be good to participate in your family's holiday activities. Prayer is more helpful than is usually realized. Wishing you a speedy recovery, a happy new year and happiness always! ...Read more