Medications are an important part of managing AFib, your heart rate and the risk of stroke. But medications work only if you take them the right way. Always tell your health care provider about any side
effects, and don’t stop taking or make changes to your medications without consulting your health care provider.
Over time, AFib can change the shape and size of the heart and how electrical signals are communicated. Medications can
help regulate AFib, but they sometimes need to be changed or the dosage may need to be adjusted. Therapies such as cardioversion
to try to “kick” the heart into a normal
rhythm or ablation
may be considered at a certain point if medications alone are not working well for your symptoms.