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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Diltiazem got rid of my symptoms, now SX have returned and docs say nothing wrong with my heart. Why did the meds help initially then?

Diltiazem got rid of my symptoms, now SX have returned and docs say nothing wrong with my heart. Why did the meds help initially then?

Hard to say: Without knowing what was happening originally when the dilt was given. Dilt slows the heart, regardless of the cause. So even in a panic attack for example, it could relieve symptoms. If you continue to have symptoms please be check during an episode so that they would be able to catch what may be going on. ...Read more

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Before I taken Flecainide, my heart rate around 75bpm but after 3 mths,now be around 60bpm. what if I take IT, my heart rate will continue to FALL?

Before I taken Flecainide, my heart rate around 75bpm but after 3 mths,now be around 60bpm. what if I take IT, my heart rate will continue to FALL?

Probably not: Flecainide should be taken under close supervision. HR of 60 is NORMAL and you should not obsess about it. Quit taking HR since you have atrial fibrillation and measuring heart rate is quite inaccurate and the only thing you are successfully doing it is increasing your anxiety level!! ...Read more

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What happens if you stop diltiazem suddenly in a heart patient?

Stop diltiazem: Not a good idea, you should discuss stopping any med with your physician so that she, or he, can explain the risks and benefits of doing this. Some meds need to be weaned off and should not be stopped abruptly. ...Read more

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Is a PFO closure a structural heart defect in relation to Flecainide?

Patent foramen ovale: This is usually a defect you are born with, sometimes it does not show up until later in life when patient has a stroke or other problem. It would not be caused by flecainide. ...Read more

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Took my mom's heart meds(flecainide) by accident--what should I do now?

Took my mom's heart meds(flecainide) by accident--what should I do now?

Flecainide: If justr one pill probably no problem, if more than one pill go to er and let them see you. ...Read more

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What are some tips to relieve heart palps? I have chronic palps, on diltiazem ER 60mg 2x daily. Still have palps. Valsalva maneuver doesn't help.

What are some tips to relieve heart palps? I have chronic palps, on diltiazem ER 60mg 2x daily. Still have palps. Valsalva maneuver doesn't help.

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Podrid
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Flecainide (Definition)

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