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About - Sotalol

By mouth: Treats an irregular heartbeat. This medicine is a beta blocker.

Injection: Used to control rapid heartbeats and abnormal heart rhythms that are serious or life-threatening. It may also be used when patients are not able to take the oral form. This medicine is a beta-blocker and antiarrhythmic.

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Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a rapid heartbeat that starts in the ventricles.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: June 7, 2012

Beta blockers overdose

Beta blockers are a type of drug used to treat high blood pressure.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: January 18, 2014

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

An ICD uses electrical pulses or shocks to help control life-threatening, irregular heartbeats, especially those that could cause sudden cardiac arrest.

Tests and Treatments - Updated: June 11, 2014

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common type of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

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