Podcast #16: Medications for AFib - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #16: Medications for AFib

Run Time: 2 minutesn1111b-2

Author: Dr. Christopher Holmes

Educational Pearls:

  • Rate control with beta blockers or calcium channel blockers; with a slightly increased efficacy using calcium channel blockers.
  • It is not contraindicated to give both if the first medication tried does not work.
  • Magnesium has been shown to supplement the beta blockers and calcium channel blockers in patients with AFib.


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