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    what meds are taken for tachycardia? anti-arrythimic?
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    it isn't cut and dried as people with tachycardia often have other rhythm issuses as well.

    here are some sites that explain the different categories of medication.

    http://yourmedicalsource.com/library...treatment.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiarrhythmic

    http://www.a-fib.com/Medications.htm

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      thank you so much, Sarah, for those informative websites...I just went to one and it answered a lot of questions I had about calcium, potassium channel blockers and which ones are used for what type of arrythmia
      \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

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        thank you so much, Sarah, for those informative websites...I just went to one and it answered a lot of questions I had about calcium, potassium channel blockers and which ones are used for what type of arrythmia

        "Digoxin is a drug originally derived from the foxglove plant, Digitalis lanata. Digoxin is used primarily to improve the pumping ability of the heart in congestive heart failure (CHF). It is also used to help normalize some dysrhythmias (abnormal types of heartbeat)."

        Did I read somewhere on this website that that drug is a NO-NO for HCMers??
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

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          Re: tachycardia meds

          Digoxin is not normally used in HCM patients. I can't remember why though. Anyone???

          Reenie
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            Re: tachycardia meds

            According to the Cleveland Clinic"
            "Digoxin increases the force of the heart’s contraction." "Digoxin should be avoided in HCM patients, particularly in those with resting or latent obstruction, because of its positive inotropic effect."

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              Re: tachycardia meds

              Thanks for the research and the answer. I was tired last night when I was posting.

              Reenie
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