If a72yr hypertensive with paroxysmal Afib kept in sinus rhythm by cordarone (amiodarone) 200 (rh, control) take aspirin&plavix, is changing to anticoagulant amust?

Atrial Fibrillation. The rationale for anticoagulating a patient with Afib is to reduce the chance of having a "stroke" or cerebrovascular accident. Generally, a patient with medical problems or a high "CHADS" score will benefit from anticoagulation.

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Is Apixaban more safe and better than aspirin&plavix in72 hypertensive male with paroxysmal Afib s, creatinine 1.6in cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg?

Best to ask ... Online inquiry in this Q would not suffice to pertinently address the concern. It would be most reasonable and beneficial to ask the treating doctor since s/he knows more about the patient than anyone online. To help sort these out correctly, follow advice described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closer/ better with doc so to gain more benefit of care. Read more...

My father is on rhythm control for Afib by betaloc 50 and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg he also took aspirin&plavix is this treatment good his age is72 hypertensive?

A Fib Rx. The only one who can answer if this Rx is "good" for your father is his local team who knows him best. There are just too many issues related to his problem that we do not know. So go talk to them with him. Read more...

My father age72, hypertensive with paroxysmal Afib taking aspirin &plavix, what is the safest anticoagulant to give bc im afraid of side effect &bleed?

Not Plavix (clopidogrel) If your Father's afib is not secondary to a heart valve, Plavix (clopidogrel) is not the drug indicated for embolic prophylaxis. I am not sure there is a totally safe anti-coagulant. Plavix (clopidogrel) is not absolutely safe. Plavix (clopidogrel) is not an anti-coagulant, it is a anti-platelet aggregate drug. Perhaps that are other reasons he was placed on Plavix (clopidogrel)? RJ. Read more...

My father Afib still come back every week despite cordarone (amiodarone) treatment 200, betaloc50, aspirin&plavix, bp (13-16/7.5-8.5), scr1.5what to do please?

Stroke risk. Most importantly, he should probably be on a different blood thinner. Aspirin+plavix has not been shown to provide adequate stroke risk reduction. Apart from this options include possible left atrial ablation vs. AV node ablation and pacing. Read more...

What is the loading oral dose cordarone (amiodarone) In old patient with atrial fibrillation returned to sinus rhythm and how to reduce its side effect?

Amiodarone. There are a number of schemes to load but to obtain levels one uses 800 mg for 5 day, 600 mg for 5 days, and 400 mg maintenance for 3-6 months and then attempt to lower dose to 200 mg daily. Side effects are followed by monitoring thyroid , chest X-ray and liver function as well as sun screen. Read more...

Does the use of cordarone (amiodarone) in 72yr hypertensive male (200once) for paroxysmal Afib good for the heart b/c I'm afraid ofS/E what is the safest dose?

Cordorone. The maintanence dose may vary from 200 -600 mg he is on the lowest recommended dose the dosing is adjusted based on other underlying problems and medications not just by the age alone. Read more...

What is your opinion about drug (moxonidil0.2)for hypertensive 72male with paroxysmal Afib on betaloc amlodipine and cordarone (amiodarone) the doc put him on it?

Hypertension. In my opinion there are better choices than minoxidil such as a diuretic like hydrochlorothiazide, or an ace inhibitor like lisinopril or an arb like cozaar (losartan) or avapro. Of course his physician or cardiologist, who knows his condition and laboratory values, is better qualified to recommend treatment. Read more...