Heart Rhythm Community
A - FIB
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

A - FIB

I know this is prolly too much of a broad question  as everyone is different ,but  having been diagnosed  with   a-fib after I had an atttack in March ,no other symptoms  for the rapid  hear rate , put on  toprol xl  25 mg.good for  7 mos . and another issue last week , still no other symptons  but the heart  flutter  and rate  from 50  to   160 ... Put on digoxin and  it seemed to put me in a  normal mode in a few hours .. I would like to know of other' s who  also have this and what they believe  caused  the heart to suddenly go A-Fib?/// i blamed sleeping on left   side ?  told im nut's ..anyway any answer's  would be welcome
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
66068_tn?1365196781
Sleeping on your left side is a common trigger for afib but it's not what's caused it.  Generally, you need some undelying problem either with your heart's biochemistry (electrolyte imbalance, binge drinking, flu, thyroid problem, etc.) or you have an enlarged atria (caused by years of high BP or due to a faulty valve).  Also, the afib often needs PACs as trigger so one needs to have frequent PACs.

When you turn on your left side, portions of the heart shift positon and blood pools differently than if you were standing.  This sometimes triggers afib if your were otherewise susceptable.

In my case, I have an enlarged atria and so frequently have episodes even on meds.
Blank
211705_tn?1326642752
  Thanks so much for the input ... having been just diagnosed in march  a-fib  and Meds for  B.P, in feb. ( 140 over 78 ) I was certainly perplexed . Just so glad to know of another A_FIB ally is so comforting ...thanks  again for the time to post an answer , i was on coumadin ,Benezepril ,and  toprol  25 .. NOW   added  Digoxin and upped  the toprol to  50 mg .added  after  the second episode last  week
have a great  day Tony
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
071183 commented on IST
5 mins ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
BPA Linked to Autism in Breakthroug...
2 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Promising Alternative to Allergy Sh...
20 hrs ago by gymdandee
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
995271_tn?1408549100
Blank
itdood
PA
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
1423357_tn?1414258965
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley