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What causes atrial fib?
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Dr. John Wylie
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Many causes
There are many factors that can lead to atrial fibrillation.
Common predisposing conditions include hypertension, heart failure, sleep apnea, and genetic predisposition.

In brief: Many causes
There are many factors that can lead to atrial fibrillation.
Common predisposing conditions include hypertension, heart failure, sleep apnea, and genetic predisposition.
Dr. John Wylie
Dr. John Wylie
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Dr. Bradley Peckler
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Many causes
Most of the time however the cause is not clear. Electrical conductive disease, thyroid disease, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, alcohol, drugs like amphetamines and cocaine or other speed like drugs.
Also severe infections or physiologic stress can it also.These are but a few.

In brief: Many causes
Most of the time however the cause is not clear. Electrical conductive disease, thyroid disease, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, alcohol, drugs like amphetamines and cocaine or other speed like drugs.
Also severe infections or physiologic stress can it also.These are but a few.
Dr. Bradley Peckler
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: Atrial fibrillation
The two most common causes of atrial fibrillation are hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and degenerative disease of the cardiac conduction system as we get older. Other causes include heart surgery, alcohol (chronic intoxication), and conditions which enlarge the atria (like heart valve problems).

In brief: Atrial fibrillation
The two most common causes of atrial fibrillation are hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and degenerative disease of the cardiac conduction system as we get older. Other causes include heart surgery, alcohol (chronic intoxication), and conditions which enlarge the atria (like heart valve problems).
Dr. Colin Kerr
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