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Atrial Fibrillation Blood Pressure
Atrial fibrillation + high blood pressure 141/87. On 4mg warfarin INR 3 / 5mg amlodipine 5mg bisoprolol for 3months. Why isnt BP going down.What risks?
Compensation: Sometimes when you start BP meds, the kidneys compensate in an attempt to maintain the (too high) BP. Add a mild diuretic like hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg (cheap as water, gentle, you won't even know you're taking it) and I'll bet you'll see your BP fall nicely. Your INR is perfect! ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
2 mechanisms : First - high blood pressure increases the pressures in your heart and left atrium which triggers the pulmonary veins to fire and send out electrical signals that can short circuit the heart. Second - long standing hypertension dilates the atria and causes fibrosis which makes it easier to short circuit those chambers and stay in atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What issues could there be with my thyroid profile given that I suffer from high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation?
?hyperthyroidism: Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism produce changes in cardiac contractility, myocardial oxygen consumption, cardiac output, blood pressure, systemic vascular resistance.Well known that hyperthyroidism can produce atrial fibrillation,less well recognized that hypothyroidism can predispose to ventricular dysrhythmias.In almost all cases cardiovascular changes reversed by thyroid hormone therap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me if person has atrial fibrillation, is taking metoprolol , Valium as needed .Also now require second medication for high blood pressure which one can go with Valium above.
Grandmother has atrial fibrillation am i at increased risk? I have sinus tachycardia and high blood pressure
Tough call: You're asking a good question that's hard to answer. 3 million people in the us have atrial fibrillation, and of those, ~30% have at least 1 family member with afib. But because there's so much afib out there, and because the prevalence is so high in advanced age (8% at 80yrs, 16%+ at 90) it's hard to decide what the specific risk due to any given family member is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom has atriel fibrillation & takes pradaxa she took microlactin for knees, but her blood pressure & heart rate increased. Can she still take it?
Atrial fibrillation and psvt as well as blood sugar problems are possible diagnosis' for me but I am only 22 and am very active and healthy? How?
Need cardiac monitor: From your question, i assume you're having palpitations that have not yet been documented or diagnosed. You should have a 24-hour holter monitor, and possibly a long-term event monitor to see if it is a cardiac arrhythmia, and if so, what kind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After taking Rivaroxaban will I have the same risk of having a blood clot as someone without atrial fibrillation thanks?
How long is it supposed to it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?
Days: Difficult to be very specific because other factors weigh in. How stagnant and how long is considered while treating. ...Read more
Does taking an 81mg aspirin do anything to help prevent blood clots caused by atrial fibrillation?
Yes it helps: but another stronger medication is also indicated. This has to be the choice of your doctor Eliquis and Xarelto are the two most common drugs chosen Speak with your PCP or Cardiologist. Hope this helps! Happy healthy Holidays Dr Z ...Read more
Patient received pacemaker to control atrial fibrillation. Does she still need to be on blood thinner (Xarelto)?
Mother in law has atrial fibrillation but cannot handle blood thinners( they cause her bleeding issues). What else can treat Atrial fib besides blood thinners?
Prevention/treatment: Blood thinners are used mainly for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. There are numerous proposed personal scores/scales based on which they are recommended. The bleeding risk is usually the limiting factor in the use of blood thinners. Atrial fibrillation treatment is a different topic and it involves mainly controlling the heart rate/ heart rhythm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are low pressure readings (70/50 pulse 61, 77/42 pulse 107) cause for concern?Symptoms sweating & dizziness.Diag of atrial fibrillation. On florinef (fludrocortisone).
Can red bull energy drink plus reduction in my methadone ( tapering ) cause atrial fibrillation , chest X-ray =clear , echogram = clear , blood=clear?
Heart valve mv repair cath test on friday / no blockages in arteries no stents used ! heart beat was atrial fibrillation. On friday after. / need to get pradaxa. ! have not sense was discharged on saturday. Am i in any danger ! blood clots / platelets
Risk varies based on: Several factors. Chadsv2 score looks at age, heart failure, diabetes, stroke and vascular disease to predict who needs blood thinner. You can look this score up on the internet and calculate your risk easily. With valve disease and atrial fib, it seems likely that anticoagulation would be in your best interest, but your own history is very important to consider. Talk to your surgeon today! ...Read more
How accurate is a bloodpresure monitor if used to measure my pulse rate while I have an attack of atrial fibrillation?Does it miss any heart beats?
Depends: Some monitors may miscount if you have a very fast irregular pulse but it'll probably be accurate. There are a number of other apps you could use to correlate, or do it the old fashion way: feel your pulse in your neck (or wrist) for thirty seconds and multiply by 2. ...Read more
(1) Is bisoprolol used to treat atrial fibrillation? (2) If a person becomes hypotensive e.g.102/55, 102/68, & 106/63 should he stop using bisoprolol?
Yes: This beta blocker is used to treat or control the ventricular response to atrial fibrillation. It can lower blood pressure and, of course, slow the ventricular rate too much(below 60). If you're experiencing side effects, discuss this with your physician or cardiologist who may lower the dose of prescribe another beta blocker or even switch to digoxin although this medication is less popular now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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