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what do you want to take the ventolin for?
Is it the inhaler or the tablet?
as a part of a spirometry test
As a part of spirometry test in inhaled form you can take it yes.
I have recurring AF and have had an Ablation.
Is it therefore safe to inhale ventolin, or will this cause tachycardia or worse ?
It will cause some tachycardia
but not something to worry about too much particularly when using it in a hospital setting.
This has actually happened to me, and sent me into serious atrial flutter, requiring an emergency cardioversion.
Or when given under supervision while having the spirometry done.
I do not feel that the nurse should have used the Ventolin on me at all.
What do you think ?
Well, if that has happened before then I would seriously advise against using ventolin again in your case.
I will use something like iptratrobium bromide instead.
Thank you. Is there a risk that this action will have damaged my heart at all ?
No, if you were successfully reverted then there should have been no damage to the heart.
You can have an echocardiogram done to make sure everything is okay.
But I am pretty sure that your heat should be okay.
Thank you for your reassurance.
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With my known heart disease history, should nurses not be aware of the need to avoid Ventolin ?
Yes they should be and if they are not you can always mention it to them.
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