A member asked about a 61-year-old male:
Can hyper-thyroidism cause atrial fib?
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Dentistry 44 years experience
One Factor: Although I am a dentist, I am we'll versed in basic medicine. One factor that could cause atrial fibrillation is a hyper-active thyroid. I would suggest at your age a visit to the cardiologist or an internist to determine the cause and best treatment options for you.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
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Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
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Yes: It is a common feature of hyperthyroidism and a side effect of the sped up metabolism of your body
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Last updated Apr 17, 2017
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