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After an episode of af stopped by cardioversion, she has been given diltiazem. will it stop further episodes of af? is it safe to take with irbesartan

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Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 33 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: 3 main strategies for AF: 1) medicines like diltiazem or beta blockers to control the heart rate from going fast in AF. These drugs do not prevent AF; they are generally safe but can lower BP and so may need to adjust other pills. 2) antiarrhythmic drugs (such as amiodarone, flecainide, dofetilide, and others) to prevent AF. 3) an ablation procedure to attempt to prevent AF

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