What are the rhythm control strategies for management of atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF)?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Rhythm control strategies

  • Electrical cardioversion (generally employed as a the first-line management strategy in young symptomatic patients)

  • Medications (flecainide, propafenone, dofetilide, amiodarone, sotalol)

  • Ablation (catheter based, surgical, or hybrid)

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