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Aug 13, 2016 · Amiodarone for HCM in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Yes, I have Hcm, a-fib and SVT (super ventricular tachycardia). Sorry I didn’t mention, as I was more concerned with my cardiologist’s feelings on side effects from amiodrone. I’ve been to three ep’s in the last five years – KU Medical’s Heart Center, St. Louis Univerty in St. Louis, and the Tulsa Heart Institute. They all said the same thing – as long as medications are working (changed five times because of a-fib, is that called working?) they’d rather not do the ablation. My doctor (not an EP, feels it would take two or three of them because of my complexed heart; but also thinks it’s time, after all other meds failed. Hope this gives you a better ‘picture’.

Aug 12, 2016 · Amiodarone for HCM in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

After having five different meds in the past eight years, three cardioveraioms the past month, my doctor has put me on Ameodiron. He says it has terrible side effects, but wants me on it until I can have an ablation. I have a very complex heart! I am 79 and in good health. He is totally against long term taking this drug. Any opinions?