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Will stress cause atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: May provoke

Stress alone usually doesn't cause the arrhythmia unless there is some underlying predisposition.
Having said that, someone with the predisposition, can have recurrences, especially with acute stress. You should make every effort to manage with stress-reducing techniques.

In brief: May provoke

Stress alone usually doesn't cause the arrhythmia unless there is some underlying predisposition.
Having said that, someone with the predisposition, can have recurrences, especially with acute stress. You should make every effort to manage with stress-reducing techniques.
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: It can

It can, but usually the heart has to have other problems for stress to precipitate this.

In brief: It can

It can, but usually the heart has to have other problems for stress to precipitate this.
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