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Do you treat vagal afib differently?

Do you treat vagal afib differently?

No: Although it theoretically makes sense to use anti arrhythmic medications which target the parasympathetic (vagal) nervous system, studies don't seem to show a difference in success using this approach. ...Read more

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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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Anyone know how to help me eat better so my vagal nerve does not cause afib?

Anyone know how to help me eat better so my vagal nerve does not cause afib?

Anti-inflammation: I am not aware of any diet that manipulates vagal nerve activity. There is substantial evidence that af is at least partly related to inflammation and fibrosis. I would therefore try to increase foods with strong anti-oxidant properties. ...Read more

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Cardiologist says no heart disease or restrictions, but I have vagal afib. Wants to switch my Flecanide to Dysopyramide. What is your opinion? Thanks

Afib: There are various antiarrythmics for the treatment of afib and dysopramide is one of them and these medications may be used to prevent, stop or lower the ventricular response to afib. Anticoagulants May also be prescribed except in very low risk patients. I recommend that you follow your cardiologist's advice as he/she knows all your findings. ...Read more

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Post 3 catheter ablations,2nd interrupted due to pericardial effusion. 3rd nearly eliminated Afib, still vagal induced SVT, meals, or position. Ideas?

Post 3 catheter ablations,2nd interrupted due to pericardial effusion. 3rd nearly eliminated Afib, still vagal induced SVT, meals, or position. Ideas?

Regular meds: Instead of pill in the pocket, I would advise twice a day metoprolol and flecainide, monitored when stable with a blood level. Most people who undergo ablation still require medications. Consider it a team effort. ...Read more

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Can 86 year old be treated for afib and have a life?

Absolutely: It all depends where we start. With average or over level of activities of daily living, no advanced disease and overall low fall risk the treatment (and its risks) is acceptable. The main risk derives from the need for anticoagulation, using blood thinners, that by itself is considered high risk treatment regardless of age. ...Read more

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How is atrial fibrillation treated?

Medications: There are a variety of medications which can either control the heart rate or convert the rhythm back to normal. Sometimes cardioversion is used to correct the heart rhythm. Also in some cases ablation can be done which will correct the abnormal rhythm. ...Read more

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How do you treat cabal afib?

Medications and such: It depends on if it is chronic or just intermittent. If it is rare, they may just watch it. If it is fast or long lasting, then there are medications that help regulate the heart. It is also good to avoid tobacco, caffeine, and stimulants. ...Read more

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How is atrial fibrillation usually treated?

How is atrial fibrillation usually treated?

Slow down the heart: Beta blockers and digoxin are often used first to slow down the heart when there is rapid heart rate of af. In some patients, electric shocks can be utilized to convert the irregular rate of af to normal. In most all cases, blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) and new drugs like Pradaxa are utilized to reduce the risk of blood clots forming inside the heart and causing complications such as strokes. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat persistent atrial fibrillation?

Persistent a fib: You should see a cardiologist to have a workup to see if a treatable cause for the atrial fibrillation can be found. If The cardiologist can also recommend appropriate treatments for rate and rhythm control and if appropriate for anticoagulation also. Some folks require drug therapy, some will benefit by ablation of the arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Did you know that chinese herbs can easily treat atrial fibrillation?

Did you know that chinese herbs can easily treat atrial fibrillation?

Who knows: Herbs are good for many illnesses and ailments, i'm sure. However, our profession is based on scientific data, and as long as there are no prospective, double blind, placebo controlled trials proving benefit, you are asking us to give you bottled water for a cancerous tumor because it's been proven to make river rocks get smaller... ...Read more

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