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Will The Coq10 Supplement Help Atrial Fibrillation
Channel Poisons.: All antiarrhythmic medications are targeted at the channels that allow sodium, potassium, and calcium into and out of cardiac muscles, myocytes. They target certain channels at a cellular level to slow or break the abnormal rhythm. They often do nothing to fix or correct the problem. ...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?
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
Yes to an extent: More beneficial to prevent af than vf! ...Read more
Please inform me, is the dual chamber pacemaker is contraindication with atrial fibrilation? What the best pacemaker for AF people? Better ICD or PPM?
Depends on AF??: Ask your doctor what kind of atrial fibrillation you have. If dealing with paroxysmal atrial fib. and your doctor recommended pacemaker then dual chamber pacemaker is better suitable for you. If dealing with persistent or chronic AF and you have indication for pacemaker then single chamber pacemaker. Also discuss the current medication regimen with your doctor as some medication can affect rhythm ...Read more
Is there any evidence that Betablockers deplete levels of CoQ10 in the body?I've heard taking CoQ10 can interfere with antiplatelet and blood thinners
Yes, possibly: While not widely known, according to http://tinyurl.com/zfr2xre beta-blockers can lower CoQ10 levels, and CoQ10 can reduce the dose of beta-blockers needed, so I advise all on beta-blockers to take CoQ10. CoQ10 may reduce effectiveness of Coumadin and Plavix, though it's not clear if that is clinically significant. If you take a steady dose of CoQ10 you can adjust the dose of Coumadin accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are proposed beneficial effects of omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) for the heart, but treatment of svt is not one of these. There is some data to support that the heart might recover the pumping function of the upper chambers more quickly if omega 3 fatty acids are given following resolution of atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Afib/vfib: ventricular standstill and fine v-fib are functionally the same the ventricle is not contracting - vfib is a slight quivering which may or may not be identifiable on ECG; if the ventricle is not contracting then it is not possible to non-invasively identify atrial fibrillation from simply sinus/atrial arrest. ...Read more
BB don't cause afib: not generally; i guess if you blocked the sinus rhythm so slow (20s or so) then you could end up with afib as an escape rhythm. generally at usually utilized dosing of beta blockers - they will decrease the tendancy for afib, not increase it. ...Read more
Difference between paroxysmal arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation? Difference between paroxysmal arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation? I'm trying to understand the difference between the two. Can someone help me?
Some overlap: A paroxysmal arrhythmia is one that is not present constantly. There are several abnormal rhythms that can be paroxysmal including atrial fibrillation. Alternatively atrial fibrillation can be present continuously, in which case it is not paroxysmal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there effective home remedies or herbs/vitamins that will help arrhythmias (heart beating out of rhythm)?
What does atrial fibrillation look like in EKG or holter? If you are already taking beta blockers to suppress arrhythmia, does it mask af in ekg?
Atrial: The key is in the atrial signal on the ecg. The normal discharge from the top chambers (atria) which is the "p" wave is now missing and there is either a coarse erratic signal from the top or sometimes even a near flat signal. This will make the bottom chamber signal also erratic/irregular but the key to the definition is in the signal from the top. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better to control high BP beta blockers or calcium channel blockers.Are there factors based on which dr decides which will help more.Thanks?
I'm in Afib n atrial flutter. can i do some physical exercise? what is the best exercise for patient Afib n Atrial flutter like me?? thank you
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