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Herbal Treatment For Heart Palpitations
Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more
Depends: A thorough work up should be done . If possible the exact type of arrythmia should be determined and this will help target and treat the underlying problem. As a general rule beta blockers will help . If its atrial fibrillation then anticoagulation may be needed.Occasionally eps will be needed an ablation used to treat the problem.Blood work to check for electrolyte, thyroid levels , echo for mvp.. ...Read more
PSVT: In general most of us treat the CHF and hope that the PSVT will improve as the CHF improves. Part of systolic dysfunction CHF Rx is beta blockade which we also use for PSVT. If the CHF is well controlled and PSVT remains a problem, there are several options available and these depend on the individual person. Space here doesn't allow adequate discussion ...Read more
Rate or rhythm? : Some meds are good to control the heart rate in af, others are to try to control the rhythm and maintain normal sinus rhythm. In addition, blood thinners (anticoagulant meds) need to be considered for some people. So, there is not an easy answer. If this applies to you and you are only 40, you should also consider a curative ablation procedure. ...Read more
Heart Failure: Your question is too broad and difficult to answer here. Please refer to the following article: http://circ.Ahajournals.Org/content/128/16/e240. ...Read more
Beside taking arrhythmia medicines, what are other option for atrial fibrillation? Does a pace maker or defibrillator cure a fib?
Ablation: Catheter ablation (pulmonary vein isolation) can be curative. Although not curative, an av node ablation in combination with a pacemaker or defibrillator can usually eliminate the symptoms of atrial fibrillation. If you have obstructive sleep apnea using CPAP can greatly improve atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Vagal-mediated atrial fibrillation typically occurs at night while people are sleeping or may occur when drinking something cold or going to the bathroom. An antiarrhythmic called norpace, or disopyramide, works well in this situation, as it has anti-vagal properties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pharmacotherapy: Drug therapy of arrhythmias is individualized and there is a lot of overlap of medications used for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. When the heart function is otherwise normal, drug therapy is 'safer' than in patients with abnormal ventricular function. Having said that we often have to treat arrhythmias in patients with abnormal ventricular function. Discuss with your doctor for your specific ...Read more
Which of these two Betablockers best for treating anxiety, panic attacks, SinusTachy, NSVT and Ectopics.Bisoprolol 2.5mg or Propranolol 2x 20mg a day?
Both can be effective: Both are effective , depending on the dosage. depending of the symptoms, your Dr. Can adjust the dosage of your medication ...Read more
What other medicines are there for panic attacks n anxiety i'm using citalopram but causing palpitations and irregular heart beat..Thanx !
There are many: Palpitations are a more common sign of anxiety than they are a side effect of the medicines used to treat anxiety. A heart monitor could be useful to help diagnose the source of your palpitations. Thatch go a long way in making you feel better. Knowing what is happening can be empowering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is treatment required for symptomatic bradycardia, heart rate 35, with bigeminal PVCs, normal blood pressure, no history of heart disease?
Cardiology ok: Before you take any supplement you need to change your lifestyle. Stop smoking and eat healthy and follow cardiac rehab. Then, you have to talk to your cardiologist. Herbs and supplement can have reaction with the drugs use commonly during that critical period post heart attack. Fish oil, vit c and e are few. There is some herbs but i won't even look into those. Cardiology have to know. ...Read more
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
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