How is atrial fibrillation managed?

Heart rate medicines: The most common way to treat atrial fibrillation is with drugs that control your heartbeat. These slow your rapid heart rate so your heart can pump better. You may need other drugs. Some are called beta-blockers.

What is the most effective treatment for atrial fibrillation?

Heart rate controlling medicines, such as beta-blockers that include Coreg (Carvedilol) and Lopressor and Toprol (Metoprolol), is the best way to treat AFib. These medications can control or slow the rapid heart rate so that the heart can function in a better way.

What is the best beta blocker for atrial fibrillation?

Bisoprolol* or metoprolol succinate are first-choice beta-blockers for patients with atrial fibrillation as they are prescribed once-daily and do not require dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment. Bisoprolol is preferred as it is more cardioselective than metoprolol and may cause more bradycardia.

How to care the best with atrial fibrillation?

Get regular physical activity

  • Eat a heart-healthy diet,low in salt,saturated fats,trans fats,and cholesterol
  • Manage high blood pressure
  • Avoid excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine
  • Don’t smoke
  • Control cholesterol
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • How to get rid of atrial fibrillation once and for all?

    Medications, shocking the heart back into rhythm, or even a procedure to potentially cure atrial fibrillation, called a catheter ablation, may be necessary. Certainly, with A-fib, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure!

    What are the goals of atrial fibrillation treatment?

    relieve AF symptoms

  • restore normal heart rhythm by resetting the heart rhythm or controlling the heart rate
  • reduce your risk of stroke
  • improve your quality of life
  • reduce your risk of being hospitalized
  • reduce your risk of heart failure