Top
20
Doctor insights on: Atrial Fibrillation Blood Pressure

Share
1

1
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. Marvin Ott
2 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
How long will it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

How long will it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

It Varies: It depends on lots of things - is the patient on a blood thinner (it would take longer)? Most people think it takes at least 48 hours, but some studies have show an increase in stroke with as little as 5 hours of atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How long is it supposed to it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

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

13

13
Does taking an 81mg aspirin do anything to help prevent blood clots caused by atrial fibrillation?

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

15

15
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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Can red bull energy drink plus reduction in my methadone ( tapering ) cause atrial fibrillation , chest X-ray =clear , echogram = clear , blood=clear?

Can red bull energy drink plus reduction in my methadone ( tapering ) cause atrial fibrillation , chest X-ray =clear , echogram = clear , blood=clear?

Probably not: An energy drink such as red bull plus tapering of an opiate can cause a rapid heart beat - tachycardia, but probably not this special type of abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

18

18
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

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

19

19
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?

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

20

20
(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?

(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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. John Garner
1,823 doctors shared insights

Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

A heart condition, in which the electrical activity of the heart is abnormal. This abnormal electrical signal causes the heart muscle to contract when it is not supposed to and thus blood is ...Read more


Fibrillation (Definition)

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