Chapter 34 Anti Arrhythmic Drugs Q&A (1 of 43) Sample Questions
1. Which of the following is/are the goals of therapy for atrial fibrillation?
- A. Control ventricular rate and convert sinus rhythm
- B. Prevent reoccurrence
- C. Prevent life threatening complications.
- D. All the above
A-Effective control of heart rate at rest and during exercise----- beta-blockers
B-Anticoagulants for paroxysmal and chronic atrial fibrillation---patient with no risk and (under 65 years)—ASA 325 mg /day
C- Anticoagulants for paroxysmal and chronic atrial fibrillation---patients over 75 yrs, CHF, LVD, mitral valve disease, Hypertension, DM, previous stroke, embolism, LAE----warfarin (INR 2-3), in over 75 years INR is 1.8 -2.5