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Cyn59, May 23,  2021  12:05am EST

New dx A Fib RVR

Hello I have a new diagnosis and I am currently still in the hospital after almost 36 hours of no control of my heart rate and still in A Fib. I am on oral extended release cardizem and they have now added inderol 20mg 4 times a day. My heart rate seems to be lowering with this combo. My question is does everyone try cardio aversion if you don't convert? Does that always work effectively? Thank you. I'm a 61 yr female with a Chad's score of 1

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, May 24,  2021  8:52am EST

    Good morning,

    Thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience with the My AFib Experience community. I am sorry to hear about what you are experiencing and that you are still in the hospital. I am glad to hear though, that it seems like this combination of medications is working for you! As you interact with others here in the community, I hope you will find that you are not alone and there are plenty of others with similar stories. In the meantime, I can share some resources with you, like this one on Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation, and this one with more information about Cardioversion.

    Thank you again for sharing your story. Please keep us updated on how you are feeling!

    Best wishes,

    AHA Moderator

  • Thumper2
    Thumper2, May 25,  2021  8:47am EST

    Hi, Cyn!  "Welcome" to AFib.....   I hope that by this time your heart has gone back to NSR (normal sinus rhythm).  In any case, having a cardioversion is a reasonable option, and not a bad experience (you're up and around and probably home, the same day).  If you don't stay in NSR, you might consider talking to your doctor (who, I hope, is an electrophysiologist, that is, a cardiologist who specializes in treating atrial fibrillation) about other options, particularly an ablation.   Please let us know how things are going!

    Thumper2 (Judy)

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