muddynwv
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muddynwv, March 8,  2019  9:33pm EST

In and out of Afib with long pauses

 

Hello! I am new to the cardiac/AFib world. I was recently diagnosed with my heart going  in and out of AFib while having long pauses and bradycardia.  My cardiologist said he is unable to treat the AFib with medication due to my resting HR normally in the 40’s and sometimes as low as the 30’s. (I do have sporatic dips throughout the day as well) My average awake HR is 60-70, I am scheduled for a sleep study next week to rule out apnea. If the low rate is not due to apnea we will discuss PM/Def.  Has anyone corrected their bradycardia with getting apnea treated?  Also, what medications have you used for AFib if your HR is on the lower side? 

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