Shouldn't a-fib be treated with an antiarrhythmic, something to control the heart rate, like lanoxin or a calcium channel blocker and a blood thinner
? Would it be prudent to have my dad's a-fib managed by a cardiologist rather than his IM doctor, in which I don't have alot of confidence? With the PN, he is more at risk for falls due to the numbness. A cardiologist recently told me that for those people at risk for falls, he likes to use Plavix as opposed to Coumadin.