Atrial Fibrillation: Anyone taking Tiadylt or Cardizem?

Posted by carnes @carnes, Oct 24 4:53am

I’m a 74 year old female. I was told my hear goes to 155-165 beats a minutes at times. They want me to go on Tiadylt or Cartazem meds. Has any one heard of these? Know if it works or is safe and side effects? Or what has worked for your afib ? I’m scared and also told of a Walkman. I’m phobic to any surgery at all.

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@carnes

Hi, and may I ask if your Cardiologist did any test .. I had a similar experience on the 31st of July … it scared me so that an anxiety attack ensued…however, I took my metoprolol and a klonopin and it finally subsided…I had become most likely dehydrated…I was having a Colonoscopy that morning….but that episode really had me going..I don’t know the Meds you mentioned but your Cardiologist should let you know how and what these will do for your AFIB…my problem Is PVCs…..and reflux disease…stay close to your Cardiologist and good luck to you….this is a good discussion group.

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When I was diagnosed with rhythm issues about 13 years ago after knee replacement surgery, I was put on Metoprolol. 10 years later when the other knee was replaced, I was diagnosed with A-Flutter & warned it could become A-Fib which it did last Spring. I was put on a different type & higher dose of Metoprolol . In both cases I suffered no apparent side affects which I hear can happen & my heart rhythm returned to normal in both cases. You may want to ask your cardiologist about that & ask it he/she gets any incentives from the manufacturer of the meds being recommended. You may also want to ask about a newer type of ablation which can search out 64 wires in your heart & find the faulty one & burn it leaving all other in tact. Good Luck !

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Thank you so much for your reply. I will do what you suggest. Much appreciated.

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But I actually feel my tachycardia at times. Without the heart monitor.

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I am 67 yo female with Afib, and in July 2020 I started having frequent episodes of racing heart……150-160 beats per minute and diltiazem or cartilage did not work. Currently I am on propafenone; 150 milligrams three times daily. I have not experienced racing heart since taking this medication at this dosage. I am also considering having a Watchman procedure due to having a condition that I am unable to have blood thinners , which I need for Afib., which is a real dilemma.

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