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  • atrial tach.

    Does anyone have atrial tachdycardia ? what meds are you taking or what action was taken?
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: atrial tach.

    Cynthia, this is quite common and I'm sure you will hear from many about their experience. The cause and type of atrial tachycardia will be the determining factor in choice of med, but beta blockers are usually tried first. Linda

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      Ditto- Beta blockers are normally the first line. I am sure your docs will be working with your meds.
      Be well,
      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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        thanks for your fast responses... I guess when you're not used to them, it's scary. As I mentioned before, I've only had few premature beats in the past and now having this experience...the increased dose of atenolol (from 50 mg./day to 100 mg/day started yesterday) has helped but still felt a few this evening..maybe it takes a little time
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

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        • #5
          Re: atrial tach.

          There are no quick fixes... give it some time and you should see some improvement.
          Lisa
          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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          • #6
            Re: atrial tach.

            I was having PACs and PVCs when I reduced to Toprol 50mg from my 100mg dose to see find the optimum dosage. Also, they started happening 3 days after I reduced my dose, of course the next day after I had a chocolate dessert.
            So I went back to 100mg Toprol, and it took about 4-5days for PACs and PVCs to go away. The dose change does take some time to settle in especially for me..
            Also, I don't know if you do, but having a pacemaker makes PVCs and PACs felt more. Supposedly, I have always had rare PVCs, but I feel them since I had pacemaker. Never felt them before.
            Hope you feel better.
            Ketan Thanki

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