Atrial Fibrillation - Atrial Fib - Just prescribed Sotarol after my third incident. Very nervous?
Added 10 Dec 2013:
My question looks a bit scrambled! I was trying to say I am very nervous about starting sotarol having read what it can do, seeking your views and experience. thank you
Sadly Blackcurrant yes the side effects of almost every drug scares the heck out of almost anyone.But this is very rare but they have to put it in to save themselves this really is one of the saffer drugs and is used as first choice before any of the surgerys i have listed below this is a copy and paste of other options Please trust your doctor on this i have dispenced lots of this and believe it or not many people it corrects by itself before doing any risk of surgery etc. ok here is the other 3 procedures
Atrial fibrillation, also called A-fib, is the most common abnormality in the heart's rate or rhythm. Atrial fibrillation originates in the atria, the upper chambers of the heart. There are a variety of causes, including thyroid problems, pulmonary embolism, overeating, and alcohol use. When healthy, the heart beats in a regular, coordinated way. Atrial fibrillation causes the atria to quiver or fibrillate. This can lead to an enlarged heart (cardiomyopathy), heart failure, or stroke. The goals of treatment are to eliminate contributing factors, control the heart rate, maintain heart rhythm, and prevent negative outcomes, while decreasing the use of unnecessary medications.
We treat all three types of atrial fibrillation: sporadic episodes that resolve on their own, episodes that last longer and require treatment, and instances when the heart remains in fibrillation and needs constant correction.
At The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, you may have a number of treatment options ranging from medication therapy, catheter ablation (using energy to destroy the tissue causing the problem), device implantation (such as pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators), and minimally invasive surgical intervention. In every case, we will work with you to make the decision that is in your best interest.
We provide the following advanced services for atrial fibrillation:
Stereotaxis, which is a magnet-guided catheter system
CartoMergeTM, a combination of 3-dimensional CT imaging and real-time mapping to guide catheter ablation
Radiofrequency ablation, which heats catheters with radiofrequency energy and destroys the tissue that is causing the atrial fibrillation
Thermal (Cryo) ablation, in which cold energy is used to kill the damaging tissue
To learn more about atrial fibrillation, visit the following sites:
The Heart Rhythm Society
American Heart Association
For a referral to an physician on the medical staff at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano who specializes in electrophysiology, call 1.800.4BAYLOR or use the
you can go to this site listied above to learn more your doctor is taking the safe route first which is what is recommended an hope it corrects its self lots of other options here my friend Do not worry follow the instructions to the tea from the doctor good like my friend Chuck1957 retired pharmacy tech Cpht.
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