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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
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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