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How is atrial fibrillation usually treated?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Slow down the heart

Beta blockers and digoxin are often used first to slow down the heart when there is rapid heart rate of af.
In some patients, electric shocks can be utilized to convert the irregular rate of af to normal. In most all cases, blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) and new drugs like Pradaxa are utilized to reduce the risk of blood clots forming inside the heart and causing complications such as strokes.

In brief: Slow down the heart

Beta blockers and digoxin are often used first to slow down the heart when there is rapid heart rate of af.
In some patients, electric shocks can be utilized to convert the irregular rate of af to normal. In most all cases, blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) and new drugs like Pradaxa are utilized to reduce the risk of blood clots forming inside the heart and causing complications such as strokes.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Rate vs. rhythm

Control & is specific to individual...Talk to your physician.

In brief: Rate vs. rhythm

Control & is specific to individual...Talk to your physician.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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