Arrhythmia (Cardiac Arrhythmia): Treatments
An is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.
Treatments for Arrhythmia
Common include medicines, medical procedures, and surgery. Your doctor may recommend if your arrhythmia causes serious symptoms, such as dizziness, pain, or fainting.
Your doctor also may recommend if the increases your risk for problems such as , , or .
Medicines can slow down a that’s beating too fast. They also can change an abnormal heart rhythm to a normal, steady rhythm. Medicines that do this are called antiarrhythmics.
Some of the medicines used to slow a fast are (such as and ), (such as and ), and (digitalis). These medicines often are used to treat (AF).
Some of the medicines used to restore a normal rhythm are , , , ,…