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Which one of the DHP CCB has better safety profile and less triggering atrial fibrillation and palpitations amlodipine or lercanidipine which strong?

Which one of the DHP CCB has better safety profile and less triggering atrial fibrillation and palpitations amlodipine or lercanidipine which strong?

CCB's: If atrial irritability is a concern,I am of the opinion that you are much better off taking a nondyhydropyridine calcium channel blocker like diltiazem or verapamil for hypertension treatment. However I have no experience with lercanidipine. ...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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Does taking magnesium help with heart palpitations and atrial fibrillation? How does it take work after taking it?"

Does taking magnesium help with heart palpitations and atrial fibrillation? How does it take work after taking it?"

Complex, Mixed Data: All muscle cells water inside & outside separated by fat (~30% cholesterol: stabilizes & allows movement without tearing) membrane. Proteins in membrane pump na+ ions out, k+ ions in, along with other ion movements. Other proteins suddenly change this: allow na+ to go in & k+ out ~0.001 sec later. Inner membranes keep ca+2 away from contractile proteins to stop contraction. ?mg+ may ?irritability. ...Read more

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Is atrial fibrillation hereditary?

Is atrial fibrillation hereditary?

No: Congenital heart problems can be inherited and this can lead to afib. But afib itself is not. ...Read more

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Is atrial fibrillation a disability?

Is atrial fibrillation a disability?

It can be: If afib is difficult to treat ie unable to convert patient to normal rythm or unable to slow rate down with medicines, or perhapse the patient can't tolerate the medications to treat the problem , a person can be disabled. Pts with pre existing heart problems may not tolerate afib as well. Ablation therapy is not always effective and some patients may need a pacemaker. Just depends on pt ...Read more

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Why is atrial fibrillation dangerous?

Why is atrial fibrillation dangerous?

Causes strokes: Atrial fibrillation causes stagnation of blood in the atrium contributing to the formation of clots there which may travel to the brain causing a stroke or cva or sudden death. ...Read more

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Can an atrial fibrillation be lethal?

Only if…: Only if the atrial rate is conducted in a very rapid fashion to the lower chamber. Your heart has built-in protection to keep this from happening. However, patients with a condition known as wolff parkinson white sometimes lack this protection and under the right circumstances can die as a result of atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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How is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?

How is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?

EKG /Physical exam: Different ways. Listening to the heart there is obvious irregular rhythm with irregular rate. The electrocardiogram is diagnostic. Some times atrial fibrillation may appeared transiently or paroxystically. A holter monitor or cardiac monitor could show the characteristic features of the EKG changes. ...Read more

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What does atrial fibrillation feel like?

Rapid heart beat: You may feel that your heart is racing, sometimes you may feel like passing out, you feel irregular heart beat. ...Read more

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Is atrial fibrillation dangerous to have?

It can be : Increased stroke risk is the major consideration here. Talk to your cardiologist about what yours is & whether you should be on blood thinners or just Aspirin (for lower risk patients). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more