AFibbers Database: Michael Ethridge
|Diagnosed condition||occasional At fib|
|Years with condition||6|
|Frequency of episodes||only 1 episode in 5yrs... then 3 episodes this year |
|Duration of episodes||10-30 mins|
|Event preceding first AF||none|
|Triggers||episodes have always occurred at night. All while going to sleep except one after dinner. (chili) and 2 donuts!! shame on me!|
I was lying on my left side 3 times when it started.
My thoughts before reading this forum were that large, spicey meals, caffeine, alcohol, maybe sugar, a low potassium level, stress may have triggered my episodes. I am just not sure. I am finding many of these same triggers are found among others listed here.
|Preventions||I have had 4 episodes:|
one converted in Er with IV cardizem (30 min duration)
one converted spontaneously (30 minute duration)
two converted with a 60 mg cardizem tablet (one10mins the other 30mins.)
|Current medications/side effects||I have been on lipitor 10mg for 4 years. One episode before starting the lipitor|
Also a baby aspirin every night
|Past medications/side effects||none|
|History of surgery||none|
|Future plans||read more info on At Fib, and try to avoid the triggers.|
Do not want to become a chronic at fibber!
|Personal comments||Very confusing trying to find exactly what triggers an episode.|
I have always ran a slow heart rate of upper 40's-low 50's. Always thought it was the track and sports. My doctor says that bradycardia has a higher incidence of At Fib. I still run on the treadmill, am not overweight and healthy.
|acebutolol||amiodarone (cordarone,pacerone)||anisindione (miradon)|
|digoxin (lanoxin)||diltiazem (cardizem)||diphenylhydantoin|
|disopyramide (norpace)||dofetilide (tikosyn)||dronedarone|
|flecainide (tambocor)||gallopamil||ibutilide (corvert)|
|lidocaine||mibefradil||metoprolol (lopressor,toprol xl)|
|propranolol (inderal)||quinapril (accupril)||quinidine (quinaglute)|
|tocainide||trandolapril (mavik)||valsartan (diovan)|
|verapamil (calan,isoptin)||warfarin (coumadin)||asthma|
|heart block||myocardial infarction||rheumatic heart diease|
|sick sinus syndrome||stroke||WPW|
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