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What new drugs or treatments are available for atrial fib? 

I am a 60 year old male in good physical shape and healthy. I have atrial fibrillation. We did the Holter monitor to record the rhythm and my doctor said that this type of rhythm is not treated by catheter ablation. Are there any new drugs or treatments for atrial fibrillation that might help? Thank you.

submitted by Ron from Honolulu, Hawaii on 5/21/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Ali Massumi, MD     

Ali Massumi, MDOf course, atrial fib is treatable with catheter ablation. In cases of 'on and off A Fib', results are better than in cases of 'chronic A Fib'. More specific information from your Holter results will better define the best treatment options for you.

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