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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
?: What is the question? Your father in law sounds very sick, if he's been hospitalized for almost a month, and a multidrug resistant klebsiella pneumoni ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: Sounds like your father in law is very ill and the klebsiella resistant is an additional very serious problem. What is your question?
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
OK...: Well, the fib is likely a combination of his age and the fact that he's got an acute illness. Mdr k.P is a bummer. They'll do special testing to see w ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Lots of choices: If the goal is just to control the heart rate, the common choices are drugs that slow the heart rate like a beta blocker or calcium channel blocker an ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: All patients with atrial fibrillation should be placed on anticoagulants to decrease the risk of blood clots from the atrium. Drugs like warfarin or t ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
It Varies.: The most important treatment is stroke prevention, which is usually done by medications (aspirin or warfarin). Sometimes rate control medications are ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Atrial fibrillation include:: Watchful waiting, Cardioversion, Cardiac ablation.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Many different: Drugs for treatment of atrial fibrillation but I am confused by the term vagal af.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Please make sure you have seen an electrophysiologist... That is really essential... In short yes you can be cardioverted, but by a specialist
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Lots of options: You're correct, there are a lot of options, and a lot of it comes down to your preferences and discussions with your doctor. For atrial fibrillation w ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: Quinidine is only rarely used any more. We older doctors learned years ago that we killed some folks with it. There are more recent and safer drugs th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Fast irregular pulse: When the small chambers of the heart ( atria) are beating very fast ( more than 300 beats per minute) the larger chambers beat fast and irregularly.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Abnormal Heart Rhyth: It is an irregularity of your heart beat.It is quite common in older patients.You need to be under the care of a cardiologist as you may need to be pl ... Read More
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