Treatment with Medications

Treatment with Medications


Understanding Your Medication


Medications are often prescribed to reduce risks for blood clots that can lead to stroke. Additional drugs may be prescribed to control heart rate and rhythm in the AFibpatient. These medications may also be used in conjunction with other treatments. You can benefit from learning what to expect from the medications that are prescribed for you.

Know Your Treatment Goals


Know your treatment and medication goals, possible options, and how to reduce your risk. Learn more about the goals.

What Are The Treatment Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation?


Medical guidelines are written by a panel of experts to document the science that helps healthcare providers choose the right treatments. Here’s a simplified version of the atrial fibrillation guidelines, which were written by a panel of experts who reviewed the science guiding treatment decisions for AFib patients.

Understanding AFib Medications And Why They Are Helpful


Atrial Fibrillation Medications may include blood thinners, heart rate controlling medications, and heart rhythm controlling medications.

The Importance of Medication Adherence


If you have been prescribed heart medications, taking and tracking your medications is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Newer Oral Anticoagulant Medications


In recent years, some new medications, called “non-VKA* (or new or novel) oral anticoagulant” (NOAC) medications have been made available by prescription and have been shown to effectively reduce the risk of stroke caused by atrial fibrillation.

Your Medication Questions Answered


We collected questions from our community and brought the most-asked questions to some of our nation’s leading atrial fibrillation thought leaders.

Recent Discussions From The Providers Office Forum
Zoeysky avatar

What is the best proven mapping technology to pinpoint the origin of an arrythmia? FIRM? what are the different one's and what is the best? Also, can cryoablation be used to cure atrial flutter?

Deb M avatar

I am going into the hospital next Wednesday for "tikosyn load". My doctor's office is not very forthcoming with information. Can anyone tell me what to expect? How is the load done and monitored? Is the load constant through IV or only at particular times? Do you have to actually lay in a bed for 3 days or can you get up and move around? Can you shower? What should you take to the hospital with you? Were you able to have visitors? How long before you can resume normal activies when you return home? Has being on this medication changed your life style?I would appreciate any advice anyone has. Thank you.

Marcolandin avatar

Does anyone know a great doctor for afib in Houston, everyone tells me to go to st. Luke’s hospital but I would like something more specific. I had an ablation last year and I still go into afib everyday. I even was placed on more meds. I’m 34 and I know there is no “cure” but going into afib everyday keeps me from working out and enjoying trips with friends and family. Thank you for the help

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