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
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

Geronimo avatar

I've had Afib for over a year and during that time have had an ablation and 10+ Cardioversions. I went back into AFib 3 weeks ago and couldn't be cardioverted out this time so question on the table is if I should go back for the 2nd Ablation. I'm wondering if I should just live with the symptoms or go for the 2nd ablation. The past year hasn't been fun living in constant fear of when/if I will go back into Afib, looking out for possible triggers (no canfine, no alchohol, limited excercise, etc.)  not to mention I hate being Cardioverted every 40-90 days. It seems like I might be better off just accepting my persistent Afib with the associated sysmptoms and living my life as is. Has anyone else gone through this thought process? Any idea of what the long term impact is if I take this course of action?

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.

dark overlay when lightbox active
Back to top