Five weeks ago I landed in ER with clearly diagnosed a flutter. I was given iv diltiazem and after bringing the hr down some, discharged with eliquis and Cardizem scripts, still in aflutter. It lasted another four days with rates of 125+. Saw EP on day 5, he raised cardizem to 120. Four days later I Was in afib...rates 35 to 155 in minutes.
called EP and Cardizem was raised to 240. Twelve days later and an echocardiogram..EP.raised Cardizem to 360 abd added flecainide 100 mg twice a day. NSR in 24 hr! Since then I have had a stress test, and then a nuclear stress test. Now stable...but can hardly function. My hr rarely gets to 60. Resting rate often 34 to 38! ..and believe me at that rate resting is all I can do. Is this normal? Will I adjust? We are talking about lowering the Cardizem. Will that help? Anybody got a similar story? I am a senior woman who is accustomed to a lot more exercise and an active life. Right now I am afraid to walk to the corner.😕