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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition in which patients have an irregular heart rate that is often higher than the normal level (between 60 and 100 beats per minute). It ranges in severity, from episodic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation to permanent atrial fibrillation. 

Symptoms include dizziness, shortness of breath, tiredness and heart palpitations, although in some cases there are no noticeable symptoms. Atrial fibrillation is caused by random contractions in the upper chambers of heart. This prevents the heart muscle from relaxing as it should, which adversely impacts on its efficiency and performance. 

While not normally a life-threatening condition in itself, atrial fibrillation may cause discomfort and increases the risk of a stroke. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the condition, but patients are often prescribed medication to control the rhythm and/or rate of the heartbeat. 

Drugs used to treat this form of arrhythmia include calcium channel blockers such as Verapamil, antiarrhythmics and digoxin. Physicians often recommend lifestyle changes for those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and may prescribe statins or other drugs to lower cholesterol. Surgical options such as catheter ablation, cardioversion, or fitting a pacemaker, may also be explored.

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Drugs Used to Treat Atrial Fibrillation:

HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors/Statins
Atrial Fibrillation, High cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease, myocardial infarction prophylaxis, hypercholesterolemia.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class IV
Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Angina, Raynaud's Phenomenon, variant angina, atrial flutter.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class IV
Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, PSVT, variant angina, atrial flutter.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter.

Drugs Related to Atrial Fibrillation:

HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors/Statins
Atrial Fibrillation, High cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease, myocardial infarction prophylaxis, hypercholesterolemia.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class IV
Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Angina, Raynaud's Phenomenon, variant angina, atrial flutter.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class IV
Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, PSVT, variant angina, atrial flutter.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter.
Plain Cardiac Glycosides
Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class IV
Atrial Fibrillation.
Vitamin K Antagonists
Atrial Fibrillation, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, myocardial infarction prophylaxis.
Factor Xa Inhibitors
Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis.
Anti-arrhythmics, Miscellaneous
Atrial Fibrillation.
Vitamin K Antagonists
Atrial Fibrillation, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, myocardial infarction prophylaxis.
Direct Thrombin Inhibitors
Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis.
Factor Xa Inhibitors
Atrial Fibrillation, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class I-C
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation.
Vitamin K Antagonists
Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, myocardial infarction prophylaxis, thrombosis prophylaxis.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class I-C
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation.
Factor Xa Inhibitors
Atrial Fibrillation, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), Stroke Risk Reduction.
Anti-anginal Agents, other
Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Cluster Headaches, PSVT, variant angina, atrial flutter.
Non-Selective Beta-Blockers
Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Angina, Hemangioma, acute myocardial infarction, idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS).
Non-Selective Beta-Blockers
Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Angina, Hemangioma, acute myocardial infarction, idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS).
Plain Cardiac Glycosides
Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure.

Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Angina, variant angina, atrial flutter.
Plain Cardiac Glycosides
Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure.
Selective Beta-Blockers
Atrial Fibrillation, perioperative hypertension, atrial flutter.
Selective Beta-Blockers
Atrial Fibrillation, perioperative hypertension, atrial flutter.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class I-C
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class I-C
Atrial Fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation.
Anti-arrhythmics, Class III
Atrial Fibrillation.

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