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Can stress cause atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Generally, not

If there is no underlying cardiac problems that may predispose one to atrial fibrillation, it would be unusual for stress to be actual cause; however stress can be the underlying to so many maladies, that one never says never. If one develops atrial fib, must look for underlying heart disease, and--even it none is found-be treated for it by cardiologist specializing in cardiac rhythm disorders.

In brief: Generally, not

If there is no underlying cardiac problems that may predispose one to atrial fibrillation, it would be unusual for stress to be actual cause; however stress can be the underlying to so many maladies, that one never says never. If one develops atrial fib, must look for underlying heart disease, and--even it none is found-be treated for it by cardiologist specializing in cardiac rhythm disorders.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Yes it is possible, especially if the heart is damaged , or enlarged.

In brief: Yes

Yes it is possible, especially if the heart is damaged , or enlarged.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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