Medications to Control Atrial Fibrillation
The first step in managing atrial fibrillation typically begins with a discussion about medications to control the heart rate and/or the heart rhythm.
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Here are the two types of medications your doctor may talk with you about for controlling atrial fibrillation:1
- Rate control medication to control the heart rate.
- Rhythm control medication, called antiarrhythmic medication and sometimes called chemical cardioversion, helps the heart return to and stay in a normal sinus rhythm.
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