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A 71-year-old male asked:

can hypothroidism cause atrial fibrillation?thanks

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: But hyperthyroidism is a common cause. Also, you mention alcohol addition and that's one of the commonest causes. Also age over 70 is a common cause (noting your age).

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Atrial fibrillation and hypothyroidism. Are there any similarities?

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Thyroid abnormality: Can lead to atrial arrhythmia but afib more common with hyper not hypothyroidism.

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