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How do medications treat arrhythmia?

There are many different types of heart arrhythmia so there are different medications for these conditions. It all depends on your specific condition. An arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation, for example, may be treated with a medication as simple and common as a beta-blocker like metoprolol or a calcium-channel blocker like diltiazem but may require medications that require frequent monitoring or have more potential side effects like digoxin or amiodarone. Other arrhythmias may be treated with other medications or may require surgery by an electro physiologist or device implantation like a pacemaker or internal defibrillator.

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