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emergency treatment for atrial fibrillation

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Anticoag + rate cont: Anticoagulation and rate control with PO meds.
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Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: Rate control or rhythm control or ablation with stroke preventative anti-coagulants are the treatments that now exist with treatment individualized ba ... Read More
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Afib: medications first to slow down the rate and also blood thinners to prevent stroke which could be Aspirin only depending on your stroke risk.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: Afib is a rapid irregular heart rhythm which can decrease heart efficiency as much as 20% in some patients. It can also be associated with clotting an ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Yes: All catheter-based techniques are considered minimally invasive. Conventional techniques are up to 75% effective though multiple procedures are freque ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Discuss w cardiac Dr: S/he is the person to ask. Would be medically unethical to give you advice.
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends : it depends on how many other diseases you have. For the people with the highest risk, it can cause strokes, which can be deadly. Anyone with this cond ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Afib: Treatment of afib is tailored to the patient. The treatment that gives the individual the best results varies.
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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.
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Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Atrial : Atrial fibrillation can be a sign of underlying heart disease, such as mitral valve disease or other conditions that can cause stretching of the atria ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Try looking online: Years ago, listings used to be available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lis ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Follow your MD lead: You need to be patient and stick to the treatment offered by your cardiologist or electro physiologist and discuss your options and doubts with them. ... Read More

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