October 13, 2015

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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

What are the risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation (AFib)?

There are many risk factors for developing AFib. These risk factors are:

About 1 in 10,000 otherwise healthy, young adults have atrial fibrillation without any apparent cause or underlying heart disease. AFib in these individuals usually is intermittent, but can become chronic in 25%. This condition is referred to as lone AFib. Stress, alcohol, tobacco, or use of stimulants may play a role in causing lone AFib. Continue Reading

Reviewed on 5/27/2015
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