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Is it common for teenagers to have atrial fib?

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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No.

Af is a disease that become more common after age 50.
It is unusual, but not especially rare, to have af before this age. Often other conditions can be found that trigger af in young people - like hyperthyroidism, caffeine, alcohol, valve disease, etc. Sometimes af can occur "out of the blue" in young people - usually referred to as "lone af".

In brief: No.

Af is a disease that become more common after age 50.
It is unusual, but not especially rare, to have af before this age. Often other conditions can be found that trigger af in young people - like hyperthyroidism, caffeine, alcohol, valve disease, etc. Sometimes af can occur "out of the blue" in young people - usually referred to as "lone af".
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: No

If a teenager has atrial fibrillation, damage to the heart needs to be excluded.

In brief: No

If a teenager has atrial fibrillation, damage to the heart needs to be excluded.
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