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please advise what is prescribed for atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Ramesh kr Tentu
16 years experience General Practice
AF Treatment: The main goal of treatment is to control the heart rate and prevent the blood clot formation. Heart rate prevention: beta blockers will be used blood clot prevention: blood thinners will be used.
Answered on Apr 6, 2014
Dr. Ian Weisberg
18 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Myriad of drugs: Myriad of drugs, here are some of the drugs with categorized by treatment strategy. 1. To control heart rate - beat-blockers, calcium channel blockers, digoxin. 2. For rhythm control - flecainide, rythmol, (propafenone) multaq, sotalol, tikosyn, amiodarone. 3. To decrease stroke risk - aspirin, warfarin, pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Read this: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/atrial-fibrillation/ds00291.

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