Antiarrhythmic Treatment of Atrial Arrhythmias

  title={Antiarrhythmic Treatment of Atrial Arrhythmias},
  author={H. Kulbertus},
  journal={Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology},
  • H. Kulbertus
  • Published 1991
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Summary: Atrial premature beats seldom require an antiarrhythmic treatment; reassurance and suppression of coffee, alcohol, and tobacco generally suffice. Acute atrial fibrillation is best treated by electrical cardioversion if it induces acute cardiovascular decompensation. If it is not poorly tolerated, the arrhythmia may be treated with digitalis at doses sufficient to keep the ventricular response rate at 70–90/min. This therapy may restore sinus rhythm, but conversion to sinus rhythm often… Expand
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