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Wed, Nov 6 8:34pm · Tykosyn use in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Oh yes. I take dofetilide the generic version of tykosen. Yes it s $110 per mo because I am with a drug supplement for Medicare part D.
Not a medicare advantage plan, not a private retiree plan from the private sector or the state or federal retiree plan.
Yes cheaper on an advantage plan but I want freedom of choice thus have a medigap plan.

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Wed, Nov 6 4:00pm · Tykosyn use in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Ablation was Sept 6 2019 at Mayo Rochester. Dr Deshmakh was the EP doctor. Ablation went very well. I was very pleased with his care and talent . He is the co training director for the EP clinic.
I had a very positive experience at Mayo where the care was superb. Everyone from each nurse to each doctor put my care as the most important thing they were doing at the moment. I was nervous of course but if I had to do it again, I would as it was not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. All went smoothly. I went from 49.5% in afib for month of August to currently 1.2% burden to date (Nov 6) from ablation date ( Sept 6). I would call that successful. I am still on tykosen until followup Dec 2019 which will determine if I will remain on tykosen at that time. Since I am traveling for Christmas out of the country I am sure I will remain on tykosen until January.Tykosen is very expensive and costs about $110 per mo for a 90 day supply. I am on 250 mg 2x day. I continue on a blood thinner, Warfarin, to which I have a Roche meter and test my INR and report result 1xweek to anticoagulation clinic. I am back to walking 2 mi per day at 3.1 mph daily and 7 resistance training machines daily. I am pleased and do not regret doing the procedure.
I could travel after about 3 weeks domestically but not internationally for 2 months following procedure. I had a TEE, ECG, Chest xray, blood work, all prior to procedure. My daughter ( Cardiologist) accompanied me to the TEE and ablation procedure. I just hope it sticks! 70% ablation success rate so there is 30% will not be successful. I am lucky so far!

Sun, Sep 1 1:54pm · Tykosyn use in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Yes it works for a year or so then not as effective. Going in for an ablation Fri

Sat, Feb 2 8:59am · Video Q&A about Advancements in Cardiology and What They Mean for Patients in Heart & Blood Health

Latest in medical management of systolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction?

Wed, Jan 30 3:47pm · SVT increased Metoprolol to 75mg from 50mg, cause asthma issues? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Get checked for some congestive heart failure happening. Get on some lasix to get dried out.

Oct 26, 2018 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

There is no guarantee tykosen will keep you out of AFib. Nor a guarantee that cardioversion will keep you in sinus. It s worth a try to give it a shot but it s not a cure- all. Everyone is different so results are not the same for all.

Sep 3, 2018 · Fast Heartbeat Triggered by Food in Heart Rhythm Conditions

My cardiologist says to go back to your electrophysiologist to get meds adjusted. Give the amiodarone more time for the heart to adjust. There may be more time needed for the ablation to set in.