Medical Management of Atrial Fibrillation
Doctors can control some less severe cases of atrial fibrillation with medicine. Different medicines produce different results.
Atrial Fibrillation Medicines
- Digitalis or Digoxin
- Diltiazem or Cardizem®
- Metoprolol or Lopressor®
|To slow the heart rate|
|To maintain a regular heart rhythm|
Blood thinners, such as:
- Coumadin® (Warfarin)
|To prevent clot formation and help reduce risk of stroke|
Depending on your individual case, our experts at the UPMC Center for Atrial Fibrillation can determine whether medical management is right for you.