Why is amiodarone better than cardizem for treatment of atrial fibrillation?

Asked by Leonila Becklund 3 years ago.

Cardizem is generally good for controlling the rate of AFib. Not so good for rhythm control. Amio does a good job of both. But it's got a down side that it has a LOT of side effects & interactions.

Answered by Isidro Tyma 3 years ago.

amiodarone is a powerful drug and its often given to people if the doctor is considering cardioversion (electric shock to the heart to put it back into normal rhythm). Research suggests that the heart responds better if amiodarone has been taken. Its not without side effects so read the information leaflet carefully especially sun protection

Answered by Carrie Thrun 3 years ago.

Quinidine is a pharmaceutical agent that acts as a style I antiarrhythmic agent (Ia) contained in the middle. long-term scientific care varies based on the explanation for the atrial traumatic inflammation or flutter. drugs to sluggish the heart beat might comprise: * Beta-blockers * Calcium channel blockers * Digitalis Anti-arrhythmic drugs may be used to get the middle back right into a typical rhythm. those drugs might artwork nicely in many human beings, yet they are in a position to have severe area outcomes. Many sufferers might bypass back to atrial traumatic inflammation even on an identical time as taking those drugs. Blood thinners, alongside with heparin and warfarin (Coumadin) cut back the possibility of a blood clot vacationing contained in the physique (alongside with a stroke). because of the fact those drugs advance the possibility of bleeding, no longer all people will use them. Antiplatelet drugs alongside with aspirin or clopidogrel is often prescribed. Your physician will evaluate your age and different scientific problems to settle on which drug is terrific.

Answered by Loan Kannady 3 years ago.

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