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.
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.
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.