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  1. Antiarrhythmic Medicines for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation.

  2. Vagal Maneuvers for a Fast Heart Rate - Topic Overview

    Vagal maneuvers are used to try to slow an episode of fast heart rate. These simple maneuvers stimulate the vagus nerve,sometimes resulting in slowed conduction of electrical impulses through the atrioventricular (AV) node of the heart. Be sure to talk to your doctor before trying these. Vagal maneuvers that you can try to slow your fast heart rate include: Gagging. Holding your breath and ...

  3. 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

  4. Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Disease

    Information on atrial fibrillation and abnormal heartbeat, including the causes, symptoms, and treatments.

  5. Atrial Flutter

    Atrial flutter is an abnormality in the beating of the heart. Find out more.

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