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what effect does altitude of 5280 feet have on a person with atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: In general one mile altitude won't have a lot of effect on afib other than maybe some speed up of the heart rate. Oxygenation is still good at that altitude but its possible some shortness of breath and decreased exercise tolerance with exercise would be noted.

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