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IF YOU HAVE A-FIB, FAST HEART RATE REPEADEDLY, MOST DAYS,

IF YOU HAVE A-FIB...

IF YOU HAVE A-FIB, FAST HEART RATE REPEADEDLY, MOST DAYS, WHAT WOULD BEST TREATMENT

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I have fast heart rate, and most drugs that are tried, my system won't tolerate them. throat swells, or get so weak can't get up.LAST one was Lorvastin. did me real bad, just getting over it now and able to do things. heart trouble runs in my family, I had a mri of brain in FEB. and shows i had a TIA or small stroke.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I'VE had hysterectomy when I was 38, was for abnormal pap, went to mayo they did laser of vagina, several years, then in 1997 had a tumor, cancer, that they removed. followed up by radiation, in 1999 had gall bladder removal. partial knee surgery (right) in 2008, in 2012 had cyst in colon, they removed a foot of colon, including trapdoor, to hold feces in. had a bile stone removal in 2015, my pancreas was snipped, and had pancreitis,was in hospital 5 days. had several nerve infections, like shingles, cellulitis, and gut infection from antibiotics. a stress test eco was done week ago, and heart monitor,24 hr. now told I have a-fib, medication treatment not tolerated, taking atenolol and zanax to control somewhat racing heart. NOW WHAT!!!

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Well A fib with prior TIA / mini stroke makes a very strong case for starting blood thinner in your case .Having a history of cancer further predisposes you to clot formation in the brain . So with both Afib and a historyb of mini stroke plus cancer means you MUST be put on an anticoagulant like warfarin very soon. If not ,you are at serious risk of having clots in your body which can result in serious conditions like stroke.

So please discuss this with your doctor at the earliest for starting warfarin or riveroxaban .

In addition A fib can be reverted by chemical or electrical cardioversion so you need to consult a cardiologist for that too.

Let me know if you have any more queries.

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