BobS
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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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  • PaulineLloyd
    PaulineLloyd, April 17,  2019  10:15am EST

    I too am on Sotolol and am grateful that its kept me out of trouble for years. I'm wondering how does it limit your ability to excercise?  Just because of the fact that you are trying to get your heart rate higher??

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