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what is the most effective way to cure afib?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Interventional cards: There are several interventional cardiology procedures which can "cure" afib and may be considered for certain individuals, but medications to treat afib or control the rate are a very reasonable option for most people.
Answered on Mar 12, 2013
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
It depends: With the evidence we have currently, catheter ablation is probably the most effective cure for atrial fibrillation (afib). However, that doesn't mean it's appropriate for everyone. Discuss with you electrophysiologist.
Answered on Mar 28, 2014
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