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A 32-year-old male asked:

32 yr male had afib episode runner no health problems normal echo 2008 potassium 3.4 @ hosp very anxious person in general. what brought this on?

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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Magnesium: Atrial fibrillation is associated with a slightly higher risk of throwing a blood clot and/or having a stroke. So if the afib persists, you might want to consult a cardiologist who could place you on a blood thinner (to prevent clots). In the meantime, consider baby Aspirin or nattokinase (a natural anticogulant). Try supplementing with magnesium to ease your mental & physical stress. Good luck.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Your low potassium is a contributing factor and should be corrected. Unless you have diabetes, a 32 year old generally doesn't require anticoagulants but I agree with Dr. Stark about using aspirin. Healthy people with no structural heart disease may develop AF which is then called "Lone AF". Your normal echo is reassuring. Be very sure that you don't have high BP since this is the commonest cause and is treatable. Avoid caffeine and alcohol which are also causes.
Oct 22, 2012

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