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A 58-year-old male asked:

failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? any other options

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Dr. Jay Dinerman
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
Depends: In order to safely prescribe medication for a fib it is important to know more about your heart, specifically whether there are any abnormalities. There are drugs other than amiodarone and tikosyn (dofetilide) but the do not have the same efficacy (success rate ).

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