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Can atrial fibrillation be psychosomatic?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Atrial fibrillation is a specific rhythm abnormality caused by certain specific electrical changes in the upper chamber of the heart.
This cannot be faked. However, the stress from certain psychological conditions can increase the likelihood that a patient goes into or experiences the symptoms of atrial fibrillation.

In brief: No

Atrial fibrillation is a specific rhythm abnormality caused by certain specific electrical changes in the upper chamber of the heart.
This cannot be faked. However, the stress from certain psychological conditions can increase the likelihood that a patient goes into or experiences the symptoms of atrial fibrillation.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not exactly

Stress can increase your adrenaline which can precipitate a.
Fib, but usually the heart has to have an enlarged atrium or valvular heart disease in addition to the stress.

In brief: Not exactly

Stress can increase your adrenaline which can precipitate a.
Fib, but usually the heart has to have an enlarged atrium or valvular heart disease in addition to the stress.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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