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What are my choices for medications to treat Atrial Fibrillation?
I have been taking Multaq for 2 years for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. I am now experiencing Premature Ventricular Contractions, Atrial Flutter 35% of the time and am looking for alternative medications. Flecanide, Dofetilide, Sotalol and propafenone have been mentioned as alternatives. I do not have hypertension or any other heart ailments. What are your thoughts?
submitted by Joel from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 2/10/2013
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Abdi Rasekh, MD
If your pumping function of the heart is normal and you do not have coronary artery disease then the first choice for therapy would be either Flecainide or Propafenone with low dose Beta-Blocker.
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Updated February 2013