A 66-year-old member asked:
do you treat vagal afib differently?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Carla Enriquez answered
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
Dr. Jay Dinerman answered
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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