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How to treat arrhythmia

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star
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— If my heart is beating fast, what medications can I take?

— There are many medications that reduce the number of heartbeats and are used for high heart rate (tachycardia), but it is not recommended to take them yourself.

Before you start taking medication, you need to determine the cause of tachycardia. Tachycardia may be a symptom of an organic disease, or it may have physiological causes.

Physiological tachycardia can be triggered by stress or excessive physical activity. In this case, everything is obvious: to get rid of such tachycardia, you need to remove irritating factors.

Irregular and rapid heartbeat is often a symptom of a serious disease — atrial fibrillation. If the heart attack does not go away or repeats often for no apparent reason, accompanied by fluctuations in blood pressure, shortness of breath, heart pain, then you should consult a doctor.

— How do doctors treat arrhythmia?

— Treatment of arrhythmia depends on the type of heart rhythm disorders. Some types of arrhythmias do not require treatment at all, such as atrial extrasystole. In other cases, medication or surgery is necessary.
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To treat and prevent new attacks of arrhythmia, antiarrhythmics are used. These medications are often used at the beginning of treatment.

Anticoagulants are also prescribed for atrial fibrillation. Since an irregular heartbeat leads to the formation of blood clots (blood clots), anticoagulants are necessary to prevent the formation of a blood clot and, therefore, to prevent stroke.

In addition, in some cases, electric cardioversion is used to stop arrhythmia attacks — a method of influencing the heart muscle using an electric current discharge.

When all methods are ineffective, and the arrhythmia worsens the patient's life, doctors eliminate the focus that sets the wrong rhythm, using radiofrequency ablation. A special diagnostic catheter is inserted into the heart through mini-incisions to determine the source of abnormal electrical signals. As soon as the source of the arrhythmia is detected, radiofrequency energy is transmitted through the catheter, blocking abnormal electrical impulses. This operation improves the quality of life, eliminates the main cause of arrhythmia, and reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

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Lezzers
Lezzers

I'm on my way Michael, do you have ice 🧊or shall I bring some?

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Lezzers

Please. I only have dry ice for effect...

Fluffybee
Fluffybee in reply to MichaelJH

Moonshine, gin, mixers if anyone wants any, clotted cream and jam to go with Milkfairy’s scones, packed up and on our way 🎉🎉🥤🍷🍺🍻🍹🥂🍾

Fluffybee in reply to Fluffybee

Music anyone ? Music anyone 🎶 🎵

MichaelJHHeart Star

Having my stacked burger washed down with a pint of Black Velvet...

080311

I am here brought coleslaw and potato salad big jar of gherkins in the other universe would give me indigestion but here I can munch away 😂 could I order a burger with bacon! 🍔

Fluffybee in reply to 080311

Oh my goodness I haven’t thought, I’m a coeliac so in ‘this type’ of Bbq I can have a proper burger in a bun, oh it’s been so long, 😂

080311 in reply to Fluffybee

Know the feeling we can have what we normally try and avoid 😂 happy bank holiday though I am in Scotland and we haven’t got this holiday 😉 but hey ho

Fluffybee in reply to 080311

Oh no, I hadn’t thought about that, hope you enjoy the bbq, hopefully you’re not at work to join in. ?

080311 in reply to Fluffybee

Long past working age so no problems😂

Fluffybee in reply to 080311

Oh sorry 🤗 let’s have fun then 🎉🎵

080311 in reply to Fluffybee

You bet😂

Calliope153

anything on a stick please............ I haven;t had a burger or a sausage for 2 and a half years so at least two of each on the side...... and any bacon baps?

MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Calliope153

Here's a Mivvi!

Lezzers in reply to MichaelJH

What's a Mivvi?

MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Lezzers

Lolly sold by Lyons Maid in the 70s. It came on a stick! 🤣🤣🤣

080311 in reply to MichaelJH

Use to eat them at the cinema at intermission strawberry ones were delicious

Calliope153 in reply to Lezzers

There's on for you resting on your ice - best place for it

Lezzers in reply to Calliope153

Ta muchly, I'll go get it

Calliope153 in reply to Lezzers

If it's a strawberry one don;t bother with refreshing your lipstick - I am assuming you have dressed for the occasion and are wearing full slap? You'll have such lovely red lips after a Mivvi and your tongue will be an interesting colour too........

Lezzers in reply to Calliope153

Oh definitely full slap, I'm like my granny never leave the house without lipstick 💄

Calliope153 in reply to Lezzers

and a hat? I always think a hat makes a statement - even if it is only "pity me" (see little pic if you don't believe that) However am a modern girl and don;t bother with full length gloves at an informal occasion........ but have brought oven gloves just in case I am called upon to help.....

Lezzers in reply to Calliope153

Oh definitely a hat & oven gloves, so much more practical on these occasions. We just need to find someone willing to wear the rubber gloves for the washing up!!

Fluffybee in reply to Lezzers

Go on then I’ll do my bit especially as everyone has paper plates etc 😂😂

Handel in reply to Lezzers

😂 xxx

Calliope153 in reply to MichaelJH

Now that's skill - a Mivvi on a BBQ............. or is it dessert? In which case can I have 2? As my aunt would say "you're on a blow out"

Lezzers

I'm here. I've left the 🧊 with the drinks.

Mmm, whats cooking? 🤔

MichaelJHHeart Star

Grr... This Wi-Fi is rubbish. Slow, logs you out, limited bandwidth, etc..

080311 in reply to MichaelJH

And breathe 😂

Calliope153

Music - Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs, for the younger members the Australian Punk band The Burnt Sausages ......

Lezzers in reply to Calliope153

😂

MichaelJHHeart Star

So now we have on the go: veggie burgers, beef burgers, bratwurst and drumsticks. The veggie ones are on a separate small BBQ as last time someone complained about cross contamination!

Lezzers in reply to MichaelJH

Could I have a drumstick 🍗 please. Anyone seen Frank with my drink?

Prada47 in reply to Lezzers

Here I am Lezzers

Prada47 in reply to Prada47

I never really know how this works do you answer the person who posted last ??

Lezzers in reply to Prada47

Thanks Frank, sorry to keep you waiting I had to pop home for a time

Fluffybee in reply to Lezzers

Lezzers Yes I did, I saw him take it just As you put it down 😂

Fluffybee in reply to MichaelJH

Halloumi anyone ??

Lezzers in reply to Fluffybee

No thanks, I'm not a fan of cheese 🧀 🤮

Alison_L

Afternoon All. I've brought a chicken curry with wild brown rice and coriander & garlic naan. Fairly mild and plenty for everyone. Don't put it on the BBQ, it'll just drip through. Can I have a mivvi if there are any left, please?

MichaelJHHeart Star

Probably the best music score ever:


Fluffybee in reply to MichaelJH

Very calming 😊 has someone burnt a sausage ?????

Prada47

Hello Sorry I am late G & Ts anyone ?

Alison_L in reply to Prada47

Yes, please, Frank! Got any lime to go in it?

Prada47 in reply to Alison_L

I brought Fever Tree to go with the Gin Lezzers told me it's her No1 choice

Alison_L in reply to Prada47

Is it that fancy spicy pink fever-tree or the ordinary stuff? I'll stick to the straight tonic please!

Fluffybee in reply to Alison_L

Kraken rum anyone ?

Had a cheeky sip, gone to my head already 😆😆

Prada47 in reply to Fluffybee

Not to keen on Spiced Rum but if your twisting arms why not

Fluffybee in reply to Prada47

Say when ???

Prada47 in reply to Fluffybee

When do I say When ?? When it is Full ?

Fluffybee in reply to Prada47

🤭🤭🤭

Lezzers in reply to Prada47

And so it is Frank, providing there's gin with it ☺

Fluffybee in reply to Prada47

I’ll sniff one if that’s ok, meds and all that 🙄

Prada47 in reply to Fluffybee

I just sniff the coke and it's fine !!!

Fluffybee in reply to Prada47

😂😂😂

Lezzers in reply to Prada47

😂

Stuart2441 in reply to Prada47

I used to sniff coke. But had to stop due to the pain. Kept getting the ice cubes stuck up my nostrils. 😂😂

Handel in reply to Stuart2441

What are you like!!! 😂

Handel in reply to Prada47

😂😂

Alison_L in reply to Fluffybee

That's the advantage of a virtual BBQ, Fluffy. We can eat and drink what we fancy without worrying about meds and heart stuff :)

Fluffybee in reply to Alison_L

Well I’m that case I’ll have 2 sips of rum, then on to the G&T 😆

Prada47 in reply to Fluffybee

Frank passes a glass of Bristol Classic Rum to Fluffy

Fluffybee in reply to Prada47

Wonderful 😃

Fluffybee in reply to Prada47

Smacking my lips this is really nice !!

Fluffybee in reply to Alison_L

This is a brilliant idea MichaelJH 🤗 really cheered me up and we’ve aged to go yet 🤗

Prada47

Lezzers needs a G & T

MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Prada47

Quick quiz: Who used to order a G&T from Dave?

Prada47 in reply to MichaelJH

Must have ben Lezzers she drinks more G & Ts than you can shake a stick at

MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Prada47

Sorry wrong!

Prada47 in reply to MichaelJH

Jesus if I thought we was going to have a Quiz I would have left the Vodka alone !!

Lezzers in reply to Prada47

😂

Alison_L in reply to MichaelJH

Del Boy?

Lezzers in reply to MichaelJH

Terry of course!!

Alison_L in reply to Lezzers

Wot? Arfur's Terry?

Lezzers in reply to Alison_L

The very same, used to drink at the Winchester!

MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Lezzers

It was Arthur who drunk G&T not Terry...

Lezzers in reply to MichaelJH

Oh blimy that's the last time I ask Kevin!! And then he went on to list the whole cast!! 😦 😴

Sunnie2day

At Prada - she can of course enjoy a G&T. Or a Southern Mimosa - I'm having mine with this lovely bottle of genuine Stolichnaya straight from St Petersburg via a friend in FS but I brought champagne and prosecco for the purists:)

Prada47 in reply to Sunnie2day

Vodka is fine for me Sunnie

Sunnie2day in reply to Prada47

Here you go, and isn't that splash of grenadine making a lovely mimosa bloom, looks almost the real thing!

Alison_L in reply to Sunnie2day

Don't drink it too quickly, Sunnie. The BBQ's going on til 6pm and we don't want you falling over drunk before then :)

Prada47 in reply to Alison_L

Yep we can fix most things inhere except broken bones !!

Prada47

Can someone wake Lesley that's wake not Woke !!

Alison_L in reply to Prada47

Has she nodded off already??

Prada47 in reply to Alison_L

A Girl and a Half is our Lezzers

Lezzers in reply to Prada47

I'm awake & drinking...hic!

MilkfairyHeart Star

Hello everyone,

Sorry I am late. It took me a little while to find just the right earrings and necklace to give with my dress.

Could I have a glass of English sparkling wine please ?

MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Milkfairy

Indeed, this one is from the Camel Valley. I have just been dealing with what I believe is a fake researcher!

MilkfairyHeart Star in reply to MichaelJH

Tell us more a 'fake researcher'

Alison_L in reply to Milkfairy

And very nice you look too. Although I'm not sure about the wellies...

Prada47 in reply to Alison_L

Yes Green Wellies would have gone soo well with the Emerald earing and necklace

Lezzers in reply to Prada47

I'm not sure the Emeralds are genuine 🤔 what do you think?

MilkfairyHeart Star in reply to Lezzers

They are of course genuine😂

Lezzers in reply to Milkfairy

Family heirloom?

MilkfairyHeart Star in reply to Lezzers

Along with the tiara and the silver.

Lezzers in reply to Milkfairy

Very nice. My jewelry box consists of 2 wedding rings, both bought by kevin in a sale! 😂

MilkfairyHeart Star in reply to Lezzers

I might have my fingers crossed behind my back🤥🤫🤭

Lezzers in reply to Milkfairy

😂 😂

MilkfairyHeart Star in reply to Alison_L

I know but it's been raining and when I took Millie for a walk it was really muddy.

I though I might have got away with it but nothing gets past you eagle eyed people

Lezzers in reply to Alison_L

😂

Handel in reply to Alison_L

😂

Prada47

Michael Hampshire or Dorset for the English Wines

Alison_L in reply to Prada47

My nearest winery is Denbies at Dorking, Surrey. Nice wine, but overpriced.

Prada47 in reply to Alison_L

Ours is Setley Ridge in Hampshire just outside Brokenhurst

Prada47 in reply to Prada47

Hello where has the Burger Van gone ??? Or am I lost in space !!

Prada47

Am I really here or lost in Space ??

Alison_L in reply to Prada47

No.

Prada47

Thank goodness for Alison I am not lost on my own

Alison_L in reply to Prada47

Everyone else seems to have wandered off. Maybe it was the gin.

Prada47

be back before the end need to take Harley out for a leak !!

cowparsley

Sorry I`m late,but I do so like to make an entrance.This is my alter ego,Patsy.Just give me that crate of Camel Valley sparkling so I can catch up with you early birds.Anyone for a spliffff ?

Alison_L in reply to cowparsley

Afternoon Patsy... is that as in cowpatsyparsley?

A spliffff?? Don't go waving that around, you'll get arrested! (Yes, please). Everyone else has temporarily wandered off, but I'm sure they'll be back :)

cowparsley in reply to Alison_L

You got it Alison.Didn`t realize it was illegal.Better say I was joking.

cowparsley in reply to Alison_L

If they do come back I`m handing it to you.

Lezzers in reply to cowparsley

😂

Lezzers in reply to Alison_L

😂 😂

Prada47 in reply to Lezzers

I am not sure if I belong in this company

Lezzers in reply to Prada47

I know!! If we get raided it's every person for themselves! 😂

cowparsley in reply to Lezzers

Bet you`ve got a really innocent face Lezzers,butter wouldn`t melt!

Lezzers in reply to cowparsley

I've perfected it over the years 😇

Alison_L in reply to Prada47

That was a quick leak. For Harley.

Prada47 in reply to Prada47

Getting a little rough for a shy x matelot like me !!! If you believe that you will believe anything

cowparsley in reply to Prada47

Shy matelot? that must be on the endangered species list!!

cowparsley in reply to Prada47

Live a little Prada!

Prada47 in reply to cowparsley

I think I have done my fair share of living and a bit extra as well lol

cowparsley in reply to Prada47

I want to know what the "bit extra"was!!!

Fluffybee in reply to cowparsley

Oooh yes so do I want to know 😳😳

Prada47 in reply to cowparsley

the extra was daring to have Salt on my Chips !! and if you believe that you will believe anything lol

Prada47 in reply to Prada47

Have you been making Cornish Gin again ??

Fluffybee in reply to Lezzers

I’ll take it off you and ‘dispose’ of it for you both 🥴

Prada47

Harley is my neighbours Dog but I walk him everyday he is a Cocker !

Alison_L in reply to Prada47

Easier than being a squatter...

Lezzers in reply to Alison_L

😂 😂 😂

Prada47 in reply to Alison_L

He stops every few minutes I am sure he has a dodgy prostrate

Prada47

Now tea is ready and it's not virtual it's Gammon steak and 140cals of chips ie 200g !!

Alison_L in reply to Prada47

Enjoy :)

cowparsley

Sorry Michael,I`ve lowered the tone of your BBQ.Breeding,or lack thereof will out.xx

Alison_L in reply to cowparsley

I think we got away with it...

Supernanu

Sorry I’m late. Picking windfall pears to make a crumble. And cream of course. Anyone got any room left?

Alison_L in reply to Supernanu

Afternoon. Everyone's fallen down drunk at the moment, but we expect them to rally round for the last 20 minutes!

Yes please to crumble & cream :)

Sunnie2day in reply to Alison_L

No, no, I'm still upright and would love some of that crumble!

Lezzers in reply to Supernanu

Yes please, I have some room left!!

Sunnie2day in reply to Supernanu

Gorgeous, just right for the day, thank-you!

MichaelJHHeart Star

Hope everyone is having a good time. Unfortunately being in rehab a number of other issues cropped up!

Two bratwurst on one bun with a splash of mustard I think..

Alison_L in reply to MichaelJH

They didn't make you eat a real dinner, did they?

MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Alison_L

Yes, carbonara and side salad...

Alison_L in reply to MichaelJH

Oh dear, far too healthy!

MichaelJHHeart Star

I have a coffee machine so your coffee of choice is available plus tea and hot chocolate...

Lezzers in reply to MichaelJH

Can I have a breakfast tea or Yorkshire tea please.

Fluffybee in reply to MichaelJH

Could I have a latte first please, followed by a very strong espresso, but Have no idea where I am so won’t be able to get back and get it 😳😳

Alison_L in reply to MichaelJH

Since I've just pigged out on everything else, I'll round it off with a hot chocolate,, please, Michael. Thank you for organising the BBQ. I've had a lovely time :)

MilkfairyHeart Star

Hot chocolate please Michael.

Lezzers

Who's clearing up? Fluffy was going to do the washing up but she seems to have disappeared, can we check shes not lying in a hedge somewhere?

Fluffybee in reply to Lezzers

Not in a hedge, but haven’t got a clue where I am !!!!!!!!

Lezzers in reply to Fluffybee

Sadly that can happen after a social do, I've been lost a time or 2 myself in a previous life! 🥃 😂

Fluffybee in reply to Lezzers

Yeah it’s been a while, quite nice here though 😂😂

MilkfairyHeart Star in reply to Lezzers

I'll wipe down the tables.

I've got my PPE on quite a look with my wellies.

At least I won't have to check the toilets to see if the loo rolls have been pinched like last time.

080311 in reply to Milkfairy

Will give you a hand

MichaelJHHeart Star

Please can all strangers leave by 7:30 as the BBQ site will disappear into the Interweb. Good night and enjoy the rest of the evening...

080311 in reply to MichaelJH

Thank you Michael for organising as always it’s such a boost made me smile throughout the afternoon. Have a good night hope the gym goes really well tomorrow.

MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to 080311

Thank you I just hope that three days of not weight bearing and using the leg muscles have not caused me to go backwards from Friday.

Fluffybee in reply to MichaelJH

MichaelJH

Thank you so much for the Bbq loved the music, food was delicious, I know you’re going through a really hard life changing time and still thought of doing this and making so many people happy, you’re a star 🌟 looking forward to the next party, hope we can get together and have a Xmas one. !!

MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Fluffybee

Thank you... I now think a good gap between virtual events is important as well as a day or two's notice.

Basically you have to get on with life. If I sat in the wheelchair feeling sorry for myself as I will not grow a new leg. What I do want is for the NHS to monitor my right leg a lot better. It also suffers from PAD and I am now totally convinced early intervention is absolutely critical!

Lezzers

Thank you Michael for arranging the bbq and thanks everyone for a wonderfully entertaining day. We all need a bit of sillyness now & then in our challenging lifes! 😘

MilkfairyHeart Star

Thanks Michael

It was a blast as they say....

Can the person who couldn't resist taking the loo rolls please fess up

Lezzers in reply to Milkfairy

Did SpiritoftheFloyd turn up? He's the usual suspect 🤔

SpiritoftheFloyd in reply to Lezzers

You can't pin that one on me - I was out all day yesterday! 😊

Alison_L in reply to Milkfairy

Sorry, Milkfairy, they were just sitting there, and when I got home they fell out from my t-shirt. I don't remember picking them up. Honest :)

MilkfairyHeart Star in reply to Alison_L

😂

Sunnie2day

Adding my voice to the chorus of sincerely meant thanks, Michael, this has been a perfect Bank Holiday BBQ gathering, thank-you for organising it!

shopman

Unfortunately I had other things to do for most of yesterday and wonder if there are any doggy bags?

Handel

Many thanks Michael. Really had a giggle !! xxx

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