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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Digoxin,coumadin (warfarin) or : To prevent stroke we need to use Coumadin (warfarin) or pradaxa, for rapid atrial fibrillation we can use digoxin, beta blockers and antoarrythmic dru ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: We have a variety of medications we use for afib. First we need to diagnose that its there and why before we choose medications. We have anticoagulant ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Hardwin Mead
41 years experience Cardiology
Rate or rhythm? : Some meds are good to control the heart rate in af, others are to try to control the rhythm and maintain normal sinus rhythm. In addition, blood thin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: We have a lot of medicines we use with specific reasons for each. Your doctor can explain why he/she is using what is prescribed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
It depends: upon what else is going on - what is your blood pressure, how slow is the pulse, does it ever go fast; do you have heart failure or sleep apnea. if ... 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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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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