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Which medicines are good for atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. R Hardwin Mead
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Rate or rhythm?

Some meds are good to control the heart rate in af, others are to try to control the rhythm and maintain normal sinus rhythm. In addition, blood thinners (anticoagulant meds) need to be considered for some people.
So, there is not an easy answer. If this applies to you and you are only 40, you should also consider a curative ablation procedure.

In brief: Rate or rhythm?

Some meds are good to control the heart rate in af, others are to try to control the rhythm and maintain normal sinus rhythm. In addition, blood thinners (anticoagulant meds) need to be considered for some people.
So, there is not an easy answer. If this applies to you and you are only 40, you should also consider a curative ablation procedure.
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