If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you


No announcement yet.

Re Combining a beta blocker with amiodarone


About the Author


Major Contributor
Find out more about progers
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re Combining a beta blocker with amiodarone

    I recently read an article suggesting that people who take a beta blocker like Sotalol while also taking Amiodarone are less likely to have recurrent a-fib. Does anyone have any info on this? A

    fter my cardioversion 3 weeks ago, the registrar cardiologist took me off Sotalol and I am currently only on Amiodarone. Even though my obstruction is gone now (because of a myectomy), I still have diastolic dysfunction, so I'm wondering if my heart would remodel better and quicker (as happens after myectomy), if I were still on a beta blocker??


    Age 38, dad of two young children, dx 1996, myectomy March 2005, a-fib issues, due for ICD soon.

  • #2
    Hi Paul,

    I have heard something like that, but since it's the first time you are taking amio, probably you should try it without anything else, unless there are other problems…

    But where have you read suggesting to take amio and sotalol together? Perhaps amio with a real beta blocker?

    Be careful I remember that sotalol (and some other antiarrhythmic drugs) should not be taken together with amio, since there are some dangers. This is because sotalol is not really a beta blocker since its effects make it more similar to a class III antiarrhythmic drug such as amio than to other beta blockers. In fact, sotalol is hybrid with both class III antiarrhythmic and beta blocker effects.

    Sorry! I do not have an answer to your last question



    Today's Birthdays