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are there any new treatments for atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
19 years experience Cardiology
Yes: There are multiple ways to treat atrial fibrillation: 1. Control the heart rate with medications that control the heart rate. 2. Try to convert patients in nornal rhythm and keep them in normal rhythm with medications specific for that purpose. 3. Minimize the risk of a stroke with medications that thin the blood 4. If medications fail, patients can undergo a procedure called catheter ablation.
Answered on May 16, 2016
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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Stay tuned: The most recent advancement in atrial fibrillation treatment available in the United States is a cryogenic balloon technology brought to market by medtronic. However, clinical trials are underway of some very exciting new technology I am not at liberty to discuss which will likely be available on the market within the next 2 to 3 years.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
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