Medication for Atrial Fibrillation
You and your doctor can manage your atrial fibrillation. In fact, one of our goals here at StopAfib.org is to provide you with the information you need to manage your afib so it doesn’t rule your life.
Use the information here to help you partner with your doctor or healthcare professional to make the best medication decisions possible for you. Remember, every person is unique and there is no one-size-fits all approach to managing afib.
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There are two main goals in the use of medications for treating atrial fibrillation:
- Avoid blood clots and strokes through the use of anticoagulant medications such as warfarin, apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, or rivaroxaban. These drugs, commonly known as blood thinners, reduce the risk of blood clots and help prevent strokes.
- Control heart rate (rate control) and/or heart rhythm (rhythm control) through medications to control atrial fibrillation
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