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6 hours in the Heart Rhythm Community - 1
I can tell you what it's not. AVRT is not a junctional rhythm. AVNRT can be a junctiona rhythm. I would suggest by that you Google Junctional Rhythms for more detail.
Jul 23, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 2
LIke Michelle, I had the kind that you had to call in, and hold the monitor up to the phone when the 3 memory slots were filled with a recording. Mine was set to auto-trigger and I could push a button. There were no icons or display screen on mine other than a blinking green or red LED.
Jul 23, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 6
In my experience in both taking it, and hearing from others who take it, Metoprolol will have little benefit in preventing various forms of tachycardia, VT, AT, and SVT, as well as PVC's. It just doesn't work. Physicians though seem clueless, and continue to prescribe it.
Jul 22, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
I'm sorry, but I really don't have an answer for you. I had hoped you were going to describe a "racing heartbeat" as 240bpm, and that it came on suddenly. THEN, I'd have some advice for you. But a rate of 120 isn't really all that high, especially if you have an active job. Perhaps not lying prone though. Are you sick? Do y...
Jul 22, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 12
...if I had to pay for the entire cost of the extended release version of Metoprolol, Toprol XL, it would cost as much as $136.00 for a bottle of 100 from an online source in the US. Crazy, huh....?
Jul 22, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 12
Yes it is. As I mentioned above: "The problem is the cost. It's much higher than Metoprolol Tartrate which is literally pennies per dose." If haven't investigated if Metoprolol Succinate aka. Toprol XL is available as a generic form or not. I know my insurance provider considers Toprol XL as a higher "tier" drug, and pas...
Jul 21, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 12
Metoprolol Tartrate is meant to be taken USUALLY twice daily, or every 12 hours. It has a fairly short half life so you need to take as such. You could take 25mg every six hours, and it would probably benefit you by smoothing out the amount in your blood. The problem is that we're prone to forgetting to take the dose when scheduled. I supposed you co...
Jul 21, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
How fast is your "racing heartbeat"? Have you measured it? Does this come on and build slowly, then slowly subside? Can you give us some more detail about the event itself?
Jul 20, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 10
Define "Pounding". Is it beating hard, or beating fast?
Jul 19, 2015 in the Heart Rhythm Community - 4
A fact often overlooked by the patient is the mechanism for your SVT, whether it's an accessory path like what is found in AVRT, or a reentrant path found in AVNRT is still present. Only a barrier of non-conductive scar tissue is preventing the path from conducting again. If a little thread of tissue remains, or if conductive tissue cells begin to refo...