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What medications are prescribed for atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: It Varies

The most important treatment is stroke prevention, which is usually done by medications (aspirin or warfarin).
Sometimes rate control medications are used, like metoprolol. If the af is severe enough, stronger anti-arrhythmic medications are used, like propafenone. If these do not work, catheter ablation may be recommended. Pacemaker and av-node ablation may be used as a last resort.

In brief: It Varies

The most important treatment is stroke prevention, which is usually done by medications (aspirin or warfarin).
Sometimes rate control medications are used, like metoprolol. If the af is severe enough, stronger anti-arrhythmic medications are used, like propafenone. If these do not work, catheter ablation may be recommended. Pacemaker and av-node ablation may be used as a last resort.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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Dr. Mithil Gajera
Critical Care

In brief: Rate vs rhythm

For rare control metoprolol, diltiazem, carvidelol most common rhythm control is amiodarone most common.
Also include sotalol, procainamide, Dofetilide (tikosyn), multaq( new medication since last few yr).

In brief: Rate vs rhythm

For rare control metoprolol, diltiazem, carvidelol most common rhythm control is amiodarone most common.
Also include sotalol, procainamide, Dofetilide (tikosyn), multaq( new medication since last few yr).
Dr. Mithil Gajera
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