|Years with condition||6 months|
|Frequency of episodes||3 times|
|Duration of episodes||1 day, last one just a few hours|
|Event preceding first AF||A little High Blood Pressure, 4 years, lately having shortness of breath, heartburn|
|General health||Excellent, Never a smoker, Eat very good, only social drinking and not heavy, exercise for years, followed the |
|Current state||Not cured, feeling OK but I had a TIA during the last Afib, no damage but heart still burns a little but better since I have been on Proton Pump inhibitor|
|Triggers||Light alcohol use, not sure|
Large dinner, not sure
For the past 3 months I changed my diet, no sugar, low carb, no alcohol, caffeine or Fried foods. Increased my green and fruit intake, still had a afib yesterday for a few hours
|Preventions||Beta blocker seems to help|
Reducing food portions
Eliminating spicing food
Proton Pump inhibitor
over the past month I am on Ca-blocker since they have less side effects
|Current medications/side effects||Losartan Potassium|
Beta blocker now went over to Ca-blocker
Proton Pump inhibitor
They had me on Metoprolol 50mg twice a day, I had major side effects, felt high, could not think, drive, or do computer work, after a reducing the Metoprolol to 25mg twice a day and it is manageable, still getting use to it.
The Ca-blocker is better but both cause me serious case of Acid Reflux that will not go away with all the Gastro drugs and diet modes I have tried, now I have Bretts disease.
|Past medications/side effects||None|
|History of surgery||Loop recorder installed under skin|
|Future plans||Nuclear Stress test next week|
|Personal comments||I am in good shape, exercise 2-3 times a week, I have had a low stress job for 30 years, higher stress job for the last 4 years. Loss of a 30 young nephew from cancer 4 years ago has given me great sorrow.|
Low cholesterol, no heart disease in family, parents and grand parents lived into their 80's, grandmother 98!
The acid Reflux is a serious threat that comes from the Ca blockers for the Afib, so which are the less threat?
|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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