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How effective is diltiazem (cardizem) for managing atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. James Chapman answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Controlling the heart rate is an important part of treating atrial fibrillation. This can be done with a calcium channel blocker, such as diltiazem or verapamil, or a beta-blocker. Also important is anticoagulation, and consideration of restoring sinus rhythm.

Answered Mar 26, 2015

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