On Coumadin but seem to have skipped heart beats every other day. Dr. said not to worry. Wants me on Multaq but would like to hear from those on it, as some like John Hopkins Univ. is not that great about it.
23 Aug 2010
I have never heard of Multaq. I do know that skipped beats, PVC's (pre-ventricular contractions), etc. are "normal". I have them everyday. Annoying but not dangerous. I had open-heart surgery in July 2005 and have been on coumadin since (mechanical aortic valve). I asked my cardiologist about the skipped beats/PVC's and he said not to worry, they are not dangerous and most people have them. Also the medicine used to treat them can cause serious side effects and I'm better off with the PVC's. I have heard/read that a magnesium supplement helps with heart rhythm. I take either 1 or 2 pills a day and it does seem to help me a little. I am not a doctor but this is my experience. Good luck.
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