A 48-year-old member asked:
what medications are prescribed for atrial fibrillation?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mithil Gajera answered
20 years experience Critical Care
Rate vs rhythm : For rare control metoprolol, diltiazem, carvidelol most common rhythm control is amiodarone most common. Also include sotalol, procainamide, Dofetilide (tikosyn), multaq( new medication since last few yr).
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Jason Rubenstein answered
19 years experience Cardiology
It Varies: The most important treatment is stroke prevention, which is usually done by medications (aspirin or warfarin). Sometimes rate control medications are used, like metoprolol. If the af is severe enough, stronger anti-arrhythmic medications are used, like propafenone. If these do not work, catheter ablation may be recommended. Pacemaker and av-node ablation may be used as a last resort.
Answered on Dec 4, 2017
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