Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat) (cont.)
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What Drugs Are Used to Treat Arrhythmias?
A variety of drugs are available to treat arrhythmias. These include:
Because everyone is different, it may take trials of several medications and doses to find the one that works best for you.
Lifestyle Changes Can Help Arrhythmias?
What Is Electrical Cardioversion?
If drugs are not able to control a persistent irregular heart rhythm (such as atrial fibrillation), cardioversion may be required. After administration of a short-acting anesthesia, an electrical shock is delivered to your chest wall that synchronizes the heart and allows the normal rhythm to restart.
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