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BobS, July 25,  2018  7:18pm EST

Limited exercise tolerance on sotalol

I am a 71 year old male with a 20 year history of AFib.  It was controlled on medication (propafenone) until about 18 months ago.  Had a cryo ablation that did not work.  Was started on sotalol and it works well to control the AF.  I am grateful for that.

 

There is a problem, however, due to the betablocker effects of sotalol that limits my max HR to about 60.  This significantly limits my ability to exercise (which I enjoy), especially in hot weather.  My doctor has suggested that we could try dofetilide or amiodarone.  They both look like they has significant side effects.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks!

 

BobS

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