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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...

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...

If a72hypertensive male with no significant Echo changes with paroxysmal Afib on cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg what to change to class1c antiarrythmic what is best?

Cardiologist to answ. This is a complex question to answer in this setting. You should talk to a Cardiologist or use Healthtap Prime to discuss in detail. Class 1C antiarrhythmics are not appropriate for most cases of Afib. That being said, fleacainide is probably the most widely used Class 1 drug. Class 4 drugs like Diltiazem are more appropriate for this condition. Again, talk to a Cardiologist. Read more...

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...

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. Read more...