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How could heart flutter be treated without surgery?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Medicines: With medicines to control the heart rate, to prevent clots in the heart, and to convert the flutter back to a regular rhythm and keep it there. Also at times the heart is given a shock to convert the rhythm back to normal.
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Medicine: There are many medications now that treat irregular or fast heart beats. The heart rhythm can also be treated sometimes with a brief electrical shock called cardioversion to re-establish normal rhythm. Talk to your primary doctor or a cardiologist. As far as surgery, there are specialists within cardiology called electrophyiologists that can burn areas inside the heart to treat heart disturbances.

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