Flecainide for Arrhythmogenic Mitral Valve Prolapse?
Hi all! I'm 37 and I have Arrhythmogenic Mitral Valve Prolapse (and an ICD). I saw my cardiologist for my annual visit today and he recommended to change my medication a bit...because he has seen other female patients (with the same condition) do well on the combo he's recommending. The idea is that I would change the medication and then do a Holter in 3-4 months to see if there's any improvement with my arrhythmias. He's mainly concerned because at my last device check (which I do every 6 months), there was a run of 9 beats...which, if had gone to 20, I would've been shocked. For 4 years, I have been taking 5mg Bisoprolol twice a day. He wants me to reduce my Bisoprolol to 5mg once a day and add Flecainide (150mg) twice a day. I guess my question is...does anyone have experience with Flecainide? I feel like I've read negative things about it on here in the past...
P.S. The good news is that my most recent echo says that I have "mild regurgitation," so no surgery for me to fix my valve (yet!...and hopefully many years to come!)
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