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By mouth: Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). This medicine is a calcium channel blocker.

By injection: Treats heart rhythm problems. This medicine is a calcium channel blocker.

Intravenous route: Diltiazem is used to control rapid heartbeats or abnormal heart rhythms.

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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

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

Pulmonary hypertension is increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries. The condition causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, tiredness, chest pain, and a racing heartbeat.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

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