All about arrhythmias

Discuss all things related to arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and sudden cardiac death / cardiac arrest.


Ablation after Radiation for Lung Cancer

  • By Melaniegray64 · New reply yesterday at 1:05 am
  • 2 replies
  • Has anyone had an ablation after radiation for lung cancer? I haven't found anyone yet that has & the radiation oncologist has never radiated anyone that had an ablation afterwards. Thanks ...

Growing Heart Issues

  • By mmrphifer · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I am 31 years old, the mother to four young children and lead a very stressful life. A little over two years ago when I was pregnant with my son (third child) I was told I have an irregular heartbeat ...


  • By Lumbeemedic · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Is there anyone dealing with this type of arrhythmia? Has anyone had to have an ICD device placed because of it being uncontrolled ...

Night Sweats/Hot Flashes 10 yrs post menopause

  • By Macidog · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hi there, I'm a 64 year old woman with recent Dx of SVT/PVC. I initially started having palpitations in 2012, had a stress test, echo, etc and the cardiologist added amlodipine 10 mg to my losartin since ...

scared & tired of feeling so horrible!

  • By Janmarie33 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Hi everybody! It's been awhile since I've posted but I've been feeling so crappy lately I just need to vent because nobody else seems to understand so I'm truly greatful for this site. Ok so about six ...

Reducing Amiodarone dose. Pro or con?

  • By shamal · Posted April 8, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I have been on amiodarone for 5 years ( 200 mg. per day) for dangerous v- tach. It works beautifully and I am only paced 10% of the time and have had no v- tach or a-fib for a year. So why mess with a ...


  • By pamelacotton · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Could anyone out there share their experiences with this medication. I'm not sure just what is going on. Some days I think its my thyroid, then last night I thought it was my blood sugar and today wondering ...

New to this site/group, atrial fib questions

  • By Deborahc59 · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi there. I'm a 54 year old single mum in Christchurch, New Zealand (originally from Orange County, California). I've had atrial fibrillation now for about 4 years of so. I am overweight but have no other ...

PVCs and non-sustained VTach

  • By Mommy2myboys · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • I am 33 years old. I started having pvcs out of the blue about a year ago. I wore a 30-day monitor in June and it recorded a 5-beat run of vtach. I had a normal stress test, echo, EKGs. So, the doctor ...

Ablation and PVC's

  • By malena35 · New reply March 23, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Hello, I am 35 year old female, have severe PVC's for several years now and after trying different drugs for it, I'm currently taking low doses of Amiodarone. Recently I've been offered an EP study (which ...


  • By scorp12345 · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • My Mother had AVR 3 months ago and she never had AFIB until the day before her surgery. After surgery she was cardioverted 2x and was in sinus for a few days and then went back. She is now on meds and ...

Hello Everyone

  • By flhomeschoolmom · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I'm 35 and currently at my wits end. My "issues" began at the end of December and at the time, honestly felt like anxiety attacks that would wake me up and regularly return during the day. Many of these ...

2nd abalation

  • By Leaj · New reply March 13, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I seen a specialist at KU Med Center and it will be June before I can have my 2nd ablation done. The Dr is putting me in the hospital next week to start a drug called Tikosyn. Has anybody had luck with ...

Atenolol with Advair Diskus for asthma- New here

  • By Starstamper · New reply March 11, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I had 1 bout of AFib 2-1/2 years ago. Then diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Had my thyroid removed, now on high dose of Synthroid. I also take Advair Diskus 100/50 one time a day for breathing tightness ...


  • By pamelacotton · Posted March 8, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I'm curious if anyone out there has nightmares? who experiences periods of extreme "heat" . . recently diagnosed with afib tacchardi (sp) and still learning best treatment and ways to live with it without ...

Heart racing while sleeping

  • By Bruisersmom · New reply March 7, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • Hello - For the past several months I have been awakened out of dead sleep with my heart racing. Some nights it's just one time and others several times. I am 58, post menopause. I have been to a cardiologist ...

I have afib and am pregnant and scared

  • By cazee0303 · New reply March 2, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • I was recently told i have afib im 34 years old and im 13 weeks pregnant. I had an asd repair when I was 3 years old. im terrified of this and I have afib attacks everyday.. I am already high risk pregnancy ...

Cardiologists and PVC's

  • By malena35 · New reply February 15, 2014
  • 54 replies
  • Well, this morning, after another PVC "storm", I' ve just had it! It took me a year to realise that these things are not going to just stop by themselves, there is no magical cure or remedy, it doesn't ...

Treat afib with daily dilitzan and ciproflazin as a trigger

  • By harleytripper · Posted February 7, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I have been diagnosed with prinzmetals angina in 2009. My heart beat went very rapid, then erratic and I passed out. It was however vtach and not afib. After a week or two in the hospital and a cathiterization ...

can arrhythmia develop at normal heart rate ?

  • By kamalsekhon · New reply December 21, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • well i am suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy ,my ejaction fraction is 22% 1 year ago , now i have no symptoms of cardiomyopathy , everything is ok , but some times i feel like , my heart is pounding ...

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