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do you treat vagal afib differently?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Than others?: Yes, a fib can occur for many reasons. If the cause is vagal overstimulation, then treatment is different than if af was post-op, or due to sick cardiac muscle, or adrenergic overactivity. See http://www.A-fib.Com/vagala-fib.Htm#1.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Jay Dinerman
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: Although it theoretically makes sense to use anti arrhythmic medications which target the parasympathetic (vagal) nervous system, studies don't seem to show a difference in success using this approach.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016
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Dr. Carlos Orrego
27 years experience Cardiology
Avoid excessive bradycardia
Apr 8, 2014

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