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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Tambocor (Definition)

Tambocor is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more


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Is tikosyn (dofetilide) truly safe for a-fib patients?

Is tikosyn (dofetilide) truly safe for a-fib patients?

Dofetilide: Tikosyn (dofetilide) is one of the medications we use for rhythm control in atrial fibrillation. All these medicines have statistical risk associated with their use. They are approved for use in humans which means used properly the risk is low. Used in the wrong person the risk could be significant. Discuss with the doctor prescribing for information specific to an individual. ...Read more

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How effective is diltiazem (Cardizem) for managing atrial fibrillation?

How effective is diltiazem (Cardizem) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Effective: Controlling the heart rate is an important part of treating atrial fibrillation. This can be done with a calcium channel blocker, such as diltiazem or verapamil, or a beta-blocker. Also important is anticoagulation, and consideration of restoring sinus rhythm. ...Read more

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I'm Af Paroxymal. How long the flecainide ( tambocor) treatmant be allowed?

I'm Af Paroxymal. How long the flecainide ( tambocor) treatmant be allowed?

Depends: If it's working, one could use this over the long term. The caveat is that you should have routine stress testing done while on the medication. Also, as you get older your actuarial risk of coronary artery disease increases. The main contraindication to using flecainide is coronary artery disease, so some doctors don't like to maintain elderly patients on flecainide. ...Read more

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Can I take adizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) for atrial fibrillation?

Diltiazem: If your doctor believes that diltiazem is appropriate for your specific situation and prescribes it for you, then you should be able to take it. Diltiazem is a drug commonly used for atrial fibrillation patients. ...Read more

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Why do you take betapace, xocor, digoxin, and Coumadin (warfarin) with atrial fibrillation and sinus tachycardia?

Why do you take betapace, xocor, digoxin, and Coumadin (warfarin) with atrial fibrillation and sinus tachycardia?

Prevent stroke: Actually atrial fibrillation and sinus tachycardia are two completely different heart rhythms. None of these drugs would be of any use for sinus tachycardia. In atrial fibrillation, Betapace may restore a normal rhythm. Digoxin can help keep the heart rate down. Coumadin (warfarin) reduces the risk of stroke. Zocor also reduces stroke risk in some patients, but this is unrelated to the atrial fib. ...Read more

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How effective is digoxin (Lanoxin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

How effective is digoxin (Lanoxin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Digoxin: we have used it for hundreds of years, recently it has been falling into disfavor. It needs to be used with great care and this may be why recent usage problems are seen. It is an ancient poison so it can't be taken lightly. ...Read more

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83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib. Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd). Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?

83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib.  Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd).  Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?

Theoretically yes: In patients with COPD or asthma , cardioselective beta blockers like atenolol are felt to be superior to Inderal (propranolol) which also has possible harmful effects on the bronchial tree and could produce wheezing(bronchospasm). This may be a concern in someone like you who has copd. Your physician is best to advise you, however especially if you're doing well on inderal (propranolol). ...Read more

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What is betapace (sotalol)?

What is betapace (sotalol)?

Heart rhythm problem: Betapace (sotalol) is used to control abnormal heart rhythms. Do you know what kind of rhythm problem she might have? ...Read more

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Can Lisinopril cause atrial fibrillation?

Can Lisinopril cause atrial fibrillation?

No: My answer would be NO. I reviewed reliable sources and atrial fibrillation is not listed as a side effect. I found a website with a very unscientific survey among people taking lisinopril who have developed afib, but without any scientific rigor at all. Most people that need lisinopril already have other reasons to develop atrial fibrillation. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Drug interactions Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Drug interactions
  Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Adverse effects: Significant QT prolongation. Symptoms need immediate evaluation may indicate torsade de pointes, eletrolyte abnormalities. Combination of multiple drugs that prolong QT interval is not advisable. needto check magnessium and potassuim levels. ...Read more

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How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Warfarin: Warfarin doesn't manage atrial fibrillation. It is an anticoagulant we give to afib patients to decrease the possibility of their having a clot form and cause an embolus to the brain or other part of the body. ...Read more

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What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

Arrhythmias: They are used for abnormal rhythms of the heart, usually for atrial fibrillation, but also used for ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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Can levitra (vardenafil) cause atrial fibrilation?

Can levitra (vardenafil) cause atrial fibrilation?

No: But if you have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, it may act up during intercourse (or any other time, for that matter). ...Read more

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How does quinidine, procainamide, and disopyramide treat atrial fibrillation?

How does quinidine, procainamide, and disopyramide treat atrial fibrillation?

Variable: These medications are older antiarrythmics that have been around for decades and may suppress af. They must be used very cautiously and only by very experienced cardiologists, due to their potential to actually cause potentailly life threatening ventricular arrythmias in certain patients - called a pro-arrthymic effect..Newer medications have been shown to be both safer and more effective. ...Read more

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Benefits of the selective beta blocker toprol (metoprolol) for heart failure/ cardiomyopathy?

Benefits of the selective beta blocker toprol (metoprolol) for heart failure/ cardiomyopathy?

Reverses Ht Failure: Toprol xl (specifically that formulation, not metoprolol tartrate) and Carvedilol (generic or Coreg (carvedilol) brand name) have been shown in large, well controlled clinical trials to slow and sometimes reverse the damage of heart failure. They operate by blocking a malfunctioning feedback loop of hormones and signaling molecules, ultimately by blocking the effect of adrenaline on the heart. Good question! ...Read more

Dr. Philip Podrid
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Flecainide (Definition)

Flecainide is a rhythm control agent is a ...Read more