Atrial Fibrillation and Treatment Options

Dr. Peter Guerra, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist-Electrophysiologist, talks about Atrial Fibrillation and the various treatment options available depending on the type of AF.

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Dr. Peter Guerra, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist-Electrophysiologist, talks about Atrial Fibrillation and the various treatment options available depending on the type of AF.
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Featuring Dr. Peter Guerra, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist

Duration: 5 minutes, 49 seconds

Presenter: Dr. Peter Guerra, Cardiologist, Montréal, QC

Local Practitioners: Cardiologist

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Quiz: Do You Understand Atrial Fibrillation?

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The goal of atrial fibrillation treatment is solely to restore your normal heart rate and rhythm.

Explanation:

The goal of atrial fibrillation treatment is to restore your normal heart rate and rhythm and prevent blood clots.

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Rate control slows down the heartbeat to make it less rapid and less irregular.

Explanation:

The rate control strategy is to slow your heart down with medications that are relatively easy to take and safe.

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Rhythm control involves treatments to get the heartbeat back to beating normally.

Explanation:

The rhythm control strategy involves getting the heartbeat regular and back to normal, often with medications called antiarrhythmic drugs.

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Ablation is a very effective atrial fibrillation treatment for any patient.

Explanation:

Ablation can be a very effective atrial fibrillation treatment, but it isn’t for all patients.

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Cardioversion uses small, very safe electrical shocks to the heart to restore a normal rapid heartbeat.

Explanation:

Cardioversion restores a normal rapid heartbeat with small, very safe electrical shocks to the heart of a patient who’s briefly put to sleep.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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