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Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disorders) Topic Guide

Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disorders) Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disorders):

Arrhythmias or heart rhythm disorders are conditions that causes changes in the normal heartbeat. There are numerous types of arrhythmias, for example, supraventricular tachycardia, sinus sick syndrome, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and ventricular fibrillation. Signs and symptoms of an arrhythmia may include:

Treatment for arrhythmias depend upon the cause.

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Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disorders) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

dronedarone Dronedarone

Dronedarone is a heart rhythm medicine that helps maintain normal heartbeats in certain people with life-threatening rhythm disorders of the atrium (the uppe...learn more »

dofetilide Dofetilide

Dofetilide is a heart rhythm medicine, also called an antiarrhythmic...learn more »

ibutilide Ibutilide

Ibutilide is an anti-arrhythmic heart medication that corrects certain conditions of irregular heart rhythm...learn more »

sotalol Sotalol

Sotalol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation within the atrium and ventricles (the upper and lower chambers of the heart that allow blood...learn more »

propafenone Propafenone

Propafenone is a Class IC anti-arrhythmic that affects the way your heart beats...learn more »

flecainide Flecainide

Flecainide is a Class IC anti-arrhythmic that is used in certain situations to prevent serious heart rhythm disorders...learn more »

esmolol Esmolol

Esmolol is a beta-blocker that is used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders of the atrium (the upper chamber...learn more »

digoxin (oral) Digoxin (oral)

Digoxin is derived from the leaves of a digitalis plant and is used to treat heart failure.

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atropine Atropine

Atropine produces many effects in the body such as reducing muscle spasms and fluid secretions...learn more »

metoprolol Metoprolol

Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »

verapamil (oral) Verapamil (oral)

Verapamil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders...learn more »

diltiazem Diltiazem

Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) or angina (chest pain)...learn more »

propranolol Propranolol

Propranolol is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »

quinidine Quinidine

Quinidine is used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders, usually after other treatments have failed. Quin...

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amiodarone (oral) Amiodarone (oral)

Amiodarone affects the rhythm of your heartbeats...learn more »