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AFibbers Database: Mario


LocationUtica NY
Diagnosed conditionAfib
Years with condition6 months
Frequency of episodes3 times
Duration of episodes1 day, last one just a few hours
Event preceding first AFA little High Blood Pressure, 4 years, lately having shortness of breath, heartburn
General healthExcellent, Never a smoker, Eat very good, only social drinking and not heavy, exercise for years, followed the
Current stateNot 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
TriggersLight 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
PreventionsBeta 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 effectsLosartan Potassium
Beta blocker now went over to Ca-blocker
Blood thinner
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 effectsNone
History of surgeryLoop recorder installed under skin
Future plansNuclear Stress test next week
Personal commentsI 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?

Check list
crossacebutololcrossamiodarone (cordarone,pacerone)crossanisindione (miradon)
crossatenolol (tenormin)crossaspirincrossazimilide
crossbepridilcrossbetaxololcrossbisoprolol (monocor,emconcor)
crossdigoxin (lanoxin)tickdiltiazem (cardizem)crossdiphenylhydantoin
crossdisopyramide (norpace)crossdofetilide (tikosyn)crossdronedarone
crossencainidecrossesmolol (brevibloc)crossersentilide
crossflecainide (tambocor)crossgallopamilcrossibutilide (corvert)
crosslidocainecrossmibefradilcrossmetoprolol (lopressor,toprol xl)
crossphenytoincrossprocainamidecrosspropafanone (rythmol)
crosspropranolol (inderal)crossquinapril (accupril)crossquinidine (quinaglute)
crosssotalol (betapace)crosstedisamilcrosstimolol
crosstocainidecrosstrandolapril (mavik)crossvalsartan (diovan)
crossverapamil (calan,isoptin)crosswarfarin (coumadin)crossasthma
crossdiabetestickGERD/acid refluxtickhypertension
crossatrial fluttercrosscardiomyopathycrossCHF
crossheart blockcrossmyocardial infarctioncrossrheumatic heart diease
crosssick sinus syndromecrossstrokecrossWPW
crosselectrical cardioversioncrossdefibrillatorcrosspacemaker

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