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An Anonymous Patient 's Medication Essay

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This report is an analysis of an anonymous patient’s medications and how they relate to his health issues. Please note that the patient will be referred to as patient Afib in order to protect his privacy. Patient Afib is a 58 year old male with a recent onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) that has been cured using ablation and antiarrhythmic medications. This report discusses how physicians treated patient Afib’s AF, the medications patient Afib is currently taking and their mechanism of action, and how these medications relate to the patient’s disease. Medications discussed in this analysis include Proair HFA, Multaq, Toprol XL, and Coumadin. Proair HFA, a rescue inhaler used to treat asthma, was prescribed to patient Afib in order to determine if AF or underlying asthma caused his shortness of breath. Multaq is an antiarrhythmic drug used to keep patient Afib in a normal sinus rhythm. Toprol XL is a medication used in the treatment of hypertension that also exhibits rate controlling properties which prove beneficial for patient Afib. Coumadin, an anticoagulant, is used to reduce the risk of stroke for patient Afib should his AF ever spontaneously return without his knowledge. Patient Afib does not like the regime of pills he is required to take but understands their necessity. Patient Overview Patient Afib is a 58 year old, Caucasian, married male. The patient has been healthy most of his life with no significant health issues until the
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