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How is persistent atrial fibrillation treated?

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Doctors can use medicine to treat this type of atrial fibrillation. If that doesn’t work, they might use a low-voltage current to reset your heart’s rhythm back to normal. This procedure is usually done in a hospital while you’re sedated, so you won’t feel anything. You can go home after it’s done, as long has you have someone to drive you.

SOURCES: Boriani, G.   , 2016. Vascular Pharmacology

Cunningham, J. P , University of South Carolina, 2012. ursuing Improved Quality of Life In the Atrial Fibrillation Population: Evidence-Based Practice

Holding, S. August 2013 Nursing Times,

Judd, S. , 2014. Omnigraphics

McCabe, P.   , 2015. Journal of Clinical Nursing

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 11, 2018

SOURCES: Boriani, G.   , 2016. Vascular Pharmacology

Cunningham, J. P , University of South Carolina, 2012. ursuing Improved Quality of Life In the Atrial Fibrillation Population: Evidence-Based Practice

Holding, S. August 2013 Nursing Times,

Judd, S. , 2014. Omnigraphics

McCabe, P.   , 2015. Journal of Clinical Nursing

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 11, 2018

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