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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?

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

Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness ...Read more


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If I have a blood pressure of 120/80, is it possible that I will suffer from atrial fibrillation?

If I have a blood pressure of 120/80, is it possible that I will suffer from atrial fibrillation?

BP Atrial Fib: The blood pressure is not necessarily connected with atrial fibrillation. You can have a normal blood pressure as your describe and still acquire atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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How can high blood pressure cause atrial fibrillation ?

How can high blood pressure cause atrial fibrillation ?

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 more

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What issues could there be with my thyroid profile given that I suffer from high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation?

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 more

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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.

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.

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 not allergic to the med. It would go well with metoprolol and valium. ...Read more

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Grandmother has atrial fibrillation am i at increased risk? I have sinus tachycardia and high blood pressure

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I have atrial fibrillation but the blood work and ECG are normal. How is that?

Fleeting AF: Many people are not in atrial fibrillation continuously but, rather, on and off. An ECG is a 12 second strip - you may have been in an "off" period (in normal rhythm) during the ECG recording. Blood work is usually not affected in atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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After taking Rivaroxaban will I have the same risk of having a blood clot as someone without atrial fibrillation thanks?

After taking Rivaroxaban will I have the same risk of having a blood clot as someone without atrial fibrillation thanks?

Lower risk : 71 years old wiyh history of prior stroke and Atrial Fibrillation on rivaruxiban. Your risk of developing stroke is significantly reduced with anticoagulantion. The concern is alcohol addiction with taking anticoagulant as risk of fall is also increased. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


Fibrillation (Definition)

Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with ...Read more