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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can persistent atrial fibrillation be treated?

My husband has a persistent a-fib. He seems to be getting weak and sluggish again. He had 2 cardio versions and an ablation in April this year. Did seem to recover and gain strength and stamina until yesterday. Now weak and slow walking. Dr. Wants to put on tikosyn, stronger than Sotalol. Sounds good to us, though we are wondering is there something else he can do to get this heart beat regulars again. He is 84 years old and healthy otherwise. Thank you.
Sat, 21 Jul 2018
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Hi...Thanks for considering Ask a doctor service
I understand your doubt...
Switching over from sotalol to Tikosyn(Dofetilide) is Brilliant idea and will show up good improvement...
Along with it I suggest you some dietary changes do follow it...
1.Reduce Salt intake
2.Increase Magnesium a lot like seeds, nuts, whole grains, etc
3.Eat more potassium, fibers...
Hope your doubts are cleared
Take care
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