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Rhythm Control

The initial therapy to convert and maintain sinus rhythm is antiarrhythmic medication. The effectiveness of antiarrhythmic medications is only about 50 - 60%. The choice of a medication depends on the patients underlying heart disease because of the risk of proarrhythmia. In patients without structural heart disease, 1C antriarrhythmics and Dronedarone are the medications of choice. In patients with congestive heart failure, Dofetelide and Amiodarone are used. Below is a table from the European Society of Cardiology Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of atrial fibrillation summarizing the medications used for atrial fibrillation patients based on the underlying heart disease.

Antiarrhythmic Drug

If your physician would like to refer you for a consultation or you would like to make an appointment to speak with us concerning the treatment options available to you in our Atrial Fibrillation Center please call (201) 996-2997.

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