A 27-year-old male asked:
Could a caffeine induced day long heart arrhythmia be the cause of a stroke, added to having very high colesteron and being overwight?
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Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Possibly: There are many loose ends in your question. Unusual for caffeine to actually cause serious heart arrhythmia but if so, typical arrhythmia would be frequent premature ventricular beats, which usually don't contribute to stroke. If arrhythmia was atrial fibrillation or flutter, then a clot in the heart could have formed leading to stroke. Focus now on controlling all risks: cholesterol, weight, etc.
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Neurology 19 years experience
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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