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What is good for treating tachycardia and irregular heart beat?

What is good for treating tachycardia and irregular heart beat?

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

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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Resting heart rate is 75-80 BPM. I take 12.5mg of atenolol for anxiety. Is this a good number for resting heart rate?

Resting heart rate is 75-80 BPM. I take 12.5mg of atenolol for anxiety. Is this a good number for resting heart rate?

Resting HR: There really is no optimum resting HR. Everyone is set a little differently. Normal is 60-100. The dose of atenolol is really small for your age. It is clearly not suppressing your heart rate much. ...Read more

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What medicine is good for atrial fibrillation and a,slow heart beat?

What medicine is good for atrial fibrillation and a,slow heart beat?

It depends: upon what else is going on - what is your blood pressure, how slow is the pulse, does it ever go fast; do you have heart failure or sleep apnea. if your heart goes so slow it bothers you, and there is nothing correctable, the only solution is a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Irregular heart rate the last week. BPM 90-95 and irregular rate. Cause for concern?

Irregular heart rate the last week. BPM 90-95 and irregular rate. Cause for concern?

Get it checked: A heart rate that feels irregular could be a number of things from benign variations in heart rate with breathing inspiration versus expiration, to abnormal irregular rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. You should see your doctor to have it checked and have an EKG done to determine the specific rhythm it is to make sure it is not an abnormal one that would need further attention. ...Read more

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Treatment for bradycardia to increase your pulse rate?

Treatment for bradycardia  to increase your pulse rate?

Varies: Treatment for sinus bradycardia depends upon the cause, severity, and symptoms. If it is related to a medication effect, the offending medication is often stopped. If not severe and a patient is not symptomatic, treatment may not be needed. In other cases, sinus bradycardia may be difficult to treat with medication and may require a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Is it possible for years of taking beta blockers for rapid heart rate damage the neurological system?

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Is it possible for years of taking beta blockers for rapid heart rate damage the neurological system?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers work peripherally on the blood vessels to lower blood pressure, not nervous system. ...Read more

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Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with congestive heart failure?

Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with congestive heart failure?

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

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Beside taking arrhythmia medicines, what are other option for atrial fibrillation? Does a pace maker or defibrillator cure a fib?

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 more

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What are some new treatments and/or drugs for congestive heart failure?

What are some new treatments and/or drugs for congestive heart failure?

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

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My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?

Depends: The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then eps may be indicated and ablation if reasonable. A defibrillator if poor heart function. Otherwise amio is reasonable but has its issues. It can affect the lungs, liver and thyroid to mention a few. Close monitoring is reccomended. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for cardiac arrhythmia?

Are there treatment guidelines for cardiac arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia Guideline: Here's on such guideline: http://www.Escardio.Org/guidelines-surveys/esc-guidelines/guidelinesdocuments/guidelines-vascd-ft.Pdf google is a wonderful tool :-). ...Read more

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I've had afib for 13yrs the concerning current worries- my memory loss, heart rate very fast, with use of cardizem 240mg and toprol (metoprolol). 106?

I've had afib for 13yrs  the concerning current worries- my memory loss, heart rate very fast, with use of cardizem 240mg and toprol (metoprolol). 106?

Are you in : Any anticoagulation therapy? The chads2 score used to determine choice of thromboprophylaxis. Zero score no treatment or aspirin. Rate control very important to less than 110. Memory loss could be related to treatment and to increase hr. You should see your cardiologist soon for better rate control and to review your treatments. I will recommend repeat echo to r/o atrial thrombus. ...Read more

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Im taking bisoprolol 2.5 mg 3 times within 24 hr periods for svt. However my heart rate is 110bpm still when I have it checked. Is there any other medications which are better at reducing heart rate?

Im taking bisoprolol 2.5 mg 3 times within 24 hr periods for svt. However my heart rate is 110bpm still when I have it checked. Is there any other medications which are better at reducing heart rate?

Titration: Call your physician: your normal pulse should be 60-100/min. Your dose of type of beta blocker might have to be adjusted. Keep a journal and measure your pulse 4 time daily: A.M., P..M., evening and bedtime: this will help both you and your physician. ...Read more

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For what reason is my resting heart rate 96?

For what reason is my resting heart rate 96?

So many reasons: To name a few: stress, infection, anemia, excess thyroid, pain, anxiety, fatigue; then there are heart diseases too. Many different kinds can cause the hr to speed up. Btw, 96 is a normal rate, . ...Read more

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What are treatments for heart failure?

What are treatments for heart failure?

Salt, liquid control: Then diuresis i.e. Water pills by mouth or IV then some medicines may help like ace inhibitors or arbs or IV drips like dobutamine, melrinone, or Nesiritide in severe cases. In severe selected cases, heart transplant may be an option. Note, if no fluid overload happens, using salt & fluid restriction, the overwhelming majority of these patients will stay away from hospital and it's complications. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of cardioversion with medication for arythmia ?

What is the success rate of cardioversion with medication for arythmia ?

Underlying issues: The success of cardioversion, whether electrical or with medication, depends on the physical condition of the heart as well as the severity of any other conditions such as heart/lung disease or diabetes. ...Read more

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Take bisoprolol intermittent resting heart rate of 165 + . age 49. causesplease?

Take bisoprolol  intermittent resting heart rate of 165 + . age 49. causesplease?

If you really have: a resting heart rate of 165 BPM then you need to be evaluated as soon as possible or you will be likely to develop a tachycardia mediated cardiomyopathy. Bisoprolol is not being sufficient for your management. Follow up with a Cardiologist or an Electrophysiologist as soon as you can for a more thorough evaluation and appropriate management plan. ...Read more

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