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Can hyper-thyroidism cause atrial fib?

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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Yes: Atrial fibrillation is associated with hyperthyroidism. You have other comorbidities that may also contribute ie smoking, high cholesterol. You will need therapy for the thyroid either meds or surgery or radioactive iodine treatment. You will also need therapy for atrial fibrillation usually beta blockers.
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Yes: There is a clear relationship between hyperthyroidism and increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
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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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