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  1. Beta-Blockers for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Beta-blockers for atrial fibrillation.

  2. Atrial Fibrillation - Topic Overview

    What is atrial fibrillation?Atrial fibrillation (say “A - tree - uhl fih - bruh - LAY - shun”) is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that starts in the upper parts (atria) of the heart. Normally, the heart beats in a strong, steady rhythm. In atrial fibrillation, a problem with the heart’s electrical system causes the atria to quiver, or fibrillate. The quivering upsets the normal rhythm

  3. Antiarrhythmic Medicines for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation.

  4. Atrial Fibrillation - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about atrial fibrillation:What is atrial fibrillation?What causes atrial fibrillation?What goes wrong in atrial fibrillation?What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?What increases my risk for atrial fibrillation?What else could be causing my symptoms?When do I need to see my doctor?Being diagnosed:How will my doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?What is an electrocardiogram?Getting ..

  5. Atrial Fibrillation - Medications

    Medication treatment decisions are based on the cause of your atrial fibrillation, your symptoms, and your risk for complications.Treatment with medication is often needed for many years when heart disease is the underlying cause of atrial fibrillation. Rate control medications are usually tried first for people who have persistent atrial fibrillation. These medications include beta - blockers, ..

  6. Atrial Fibrillation - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for atrial fibrillation include:Age older than 60.Being white and male.Heart failure.Heart valve disease.High blood pressure.Coronary artery disease and heart attack.Obesity.4A family history of atrial fibrillation.5Surgery on the heart.A history of rheumatic fever.Infection, such as pneumonia or endocarditis.Lung disease, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...

  7. Atrial Fibrillation - Living With Atrial Fibrillation

    Since atrial fibrillation is often the result of an underlying heart condition, making changes to improve your heart condition will usually improve your overall health. Some of these changes include:Quitting smoking. Quitting smoking may be the most important step you can take to prevent coronary artery disease. For more information, see the topic Quitting Tobacco Use.Controlling your ...

  8. Digoxin for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Digoxin for atrial fibrillation.

  9. Calcium Channel Blockers for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Calcium channel blockers for atrial fibrillation.

  10. Electrical Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation

    Electrical cardioversion is a procedure in which an electric current is used to reset the heart's rhythm back to its regular pattern (normal sinus rhythm). The low - voltage electric current enters the body through metal paddles or patches applied to the chest wall. Cardioversion is used:To stop atrial fibrillation that has not stopped on its own or after a trial of antiarrhythmic medications has

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