AF Episodes at Rest

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For those of you who like me, have suffered AFib episodes only at night or while resting, I stumbled upon some information you may want to check out.  It' the Euro Heart Study.  In it, researchers found that vagal fibbers were more likely to progress to persistent Afib when treated with the wrong medication, namely beta-blockers.  Vagal afibbers seem to respond to Flecainide, brand name, Tambour.  It seems that most North American physicians are in denial that Vagal AFib plays a role.  I don't know about you but I am going to have a discussion with my cardiologist this week.

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    Hi Greg,

    I have had paroxismal afib for several years. It comes almost exclusively when I am sleeping. I have been trying to help control it by calming the Vagus nerve. (Massage and breathing techniques) and pro biotics to aid digestion.I am sure that the Vagus nerve plays a big part in my attacks and will be following this discussion with interest.

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      I take Magnesium and Vitamin D3.  I am considering acupuncture as well.  I don't of any other medication I could try at this point.

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