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A 63-year-old female asked:

I have a-fib, v-tach, and angina why would tikosyn (dofetilide) be prefrable to flecanide?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Arrhythmia: There are risks associated with all antiarrhythmic drugs. Doctors choose them based on the individual patient and their status. Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Joseph Moore
Cardiology 34 years experience
Depends on the prob: Treatment of heart rhythm problems can be very complicated. Flecainide is contraindicated in patients with hx of heart attack (increased mortality) and chronic atrial fibrillation (excessive rhythm problems).

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