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A 27-year-old female asked:

What would cause a-fib in a 27 year old female? no history of drinking, drugs, smoking, poor diet, etc.

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Possibilities: In some it is hereditary. Overactive thyroid, sleep apnea, high blood-pressure are among problems associated with increased risk. Cause for atrial fibrillation cannot always be found.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Uncommon: Congenital, defect- atrial septal or ventricular pulmonary hypertension rheumatic fever mitral valve disorder mitral prolapse coronary disease are all known risks , but still infrequent at your age.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2013

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