When should you not use flecainide?
Flecainide exerts a negative inotropic effect and therefore is contraindicated in patients with congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease and reduced ejection fraction.
What is a rhythmic death?
What is SADS? Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome is when someone dies suddenly and unexpectedly from a cardiac arrest, but the cause of the cardiac arrest can’t be found. A cardiac arrest is when your heart suddenly stops pumping blood around your body. This stops your breathing and starves your brain of oxygen.
What is Presyncopal?
Pre-syncope is the feeling that you are about to faint. Someone with pre-syncope may be lightheaded (dizzy) or nauseated, have a visual “gray out” or trouble hearing, have palpitations, or feel weak or suddenly sweaty. When discussing syncope with your doctor, you should note episodes of pre-syncope as well.
What is the most common arrhythmia leading to syncope?
Syncope from arrhythmia most commonly results from ventricular tachycardia, which accounts for 11% of all cases of syncope.
Why do I have to take metoprolol with flecainide?
Conclusion: Flecainide-metoprolol combination therapy improves effectiveness of rhythm control in persistent symptomatic AF and increases tolerability, with a concomitant reduction of side effects and a better compliance.
Can you take vitamin D with flecainide?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between flecainide and Vitamin D3. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
What are the 5 lethal cardiac rhythms?
You will learn about Premature Ventricular Contractions, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Pulseless Electrical Activity, Agonal Rhythms, and Asystole. You will learn how to detect the warning signs of these rhythms, how to quickly interpret the rhythm, and to prioritize your nursing interventions.
What causes fatal arrhythmia?
Things that can cause an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) include: Current heart attack or scarring from a previous heart attack. Blocked arteries in the heart (coronary artery disease) Changes to the heart’s structure, such as from cardiomyopathy.
What is near fainting called?
Prescyncope is when you feel as if you’re about to pass out, but you don’t actually faint. It’s sometimes referred to as near syncope. You may also feel lightheaded, sweaty, nauseous, warm, and weak, or have a fast heartbeat or blurry vision. Presyncope can be caused by the same factors that cause syncope.
What causes vasovagal fainting?
Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of fainting. It happens when the blood vessels open too wide or the heartbeat slows, causing a temporary lack of blood flow to the brain. It’s generally not a dangerous condition. To prevent fainting, stay out of hot places and don’t stand for long periods.