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What medications might I receive to treat a cardiac arrhythmia?

To treat a cardiac arrhythmia there are several different classes of medications that your doctor may prescribe. The most common class of medications would be beta blockers, such as metoprolol. Beta blockers work at the level of the cells that make up your heart muscle and help regulate how the electrical impulses that cause your heart to beat flow through your heart. There are other classes of medications and your doctor will chose the one most appropriate for you.

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