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I am on Flecainide and Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation and I am now in sinus rhythm. Do I also need Bisoperal Fumerate?

I am on Flecainide and Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation and I am now in sinus rhythm.  Do I also need Bisoperal Fumerate?

Maybe: Flecainide is a specific medication to prevent recurrence of atrial fib.Bisoprolol is a beta blocker and can prevent rapid heart rate if you go back to atrial fib although it is not the drug commonly use.You may have another reason that your doctor preferred this such as hypertension.Check with your prescribing doctor.It is always best to ask when given a prescription. ...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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For Atrial Fibrillation, can you still have an electrical cardio-version if drugs (Flecainide) stop working?

For Atrial Fibrillation, can you still have an electrical cardio-version if drugs (Flecainide) stop working?

Yes: Please make sure you have seen an electrophysiologist... That is really essential... In short yes you can be cardioverted, but by a specialist ...Read more

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I had atrial fibrillation 4months ago dr found my thyroid levels were high am on flecainide 100mg thyroid level ok do I still need med. ?

I had atrial fibrillation  4months ago dr found my thyroid levels were high  am on  flecainide 100mg thyroid level ok do I still need med. ?

Maybe not: We try to identify a reversible precipitating cause for atrial fibrillation, so that fixing that cause may result in elimination of atrial fib. In your case, hyperthyroidism may be a precipitating cause, and once the thyroid fn. Has normalized, you may be watched off flecainide, to see if you have a recurrence. ...Read more

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Taking 200 mg of Flecainide daily and still having episodes of atrial Fibrillation and PVCs. What should the next course of treatment be? Thanks

Follow your MD lead: You need to be patient and stick to the treatment offered by your cardiologist or electro physiologist and discuss your options and doubts with them. Do NOT over read or look for answers on the internet. This can be harmful when the arrhythmia, in general, is not. ...Read more

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Is using flecanide with amiodarone effective incase of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation refractory to amiodarone 200 mg alone,what doses should be used?

Is using flecanide with amiodarone effective incase of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation refractory to amiodarone 200 mg alone,what doses should be used?

Zero guarantees. All: the Type 1 antiarrhythmic agents, as documented in the CAST Trial & analysis of other trials, neither work for most individuals (CAST Trial selected out the minorities for which these agents did decrease arrhythmias by Holter) increased mortality event rates. These agents promoted for symptoms, not health. Focus on underlying issues wiser. See: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/689879. ...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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Fibrillation (Definition)

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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Tambocor (Definition)

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