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Currently on verapamil 480mg to control afib. Still having some afib episodes. My doc wants me to take a low dose beta blocker too. Is that safe?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Usual and customary.

In brief: Yes
Usual and customary.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Maybe
It depends on what your resting heart rate is on the verapamil.
480mg is already a decent dose and i suspect in "normal mode" your heart rate is relatively slow ~ 60? With the beta-blocker you will slow down the heart rate in afib, but might lower your resting heart rate too much in the process. How symptomatic are you with the afib episodes? How fast is the heart rate? Consider ablation?

In brief: Maybe
It depends on what your resting heart rate is on the verapamil.
480mg is already a decent dose and i suspect in "normal mode" your heart rate is relatively slow ~ 60? With the beta-blocker you will slow down the heart rate in afib, but might lower your resting heart rate too much in the process. How symptomatic are you with the afib episodes? How fast is the heart rate? Consider ablation?
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
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