How does atrial fibrillation occur?


Atrial fibrillation can occur without any heart disease. Atrial fibrillation occurs in young people having heart problems and also known as lone atrial fibrillation. Causes of atrial fibrillation that do not include any heart disease include:

  • Use of alcohol
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Hyperthyroidism

Secondary atrial fibrillation symptoms occur due to cardiac conditions.

  • Heart valve disease can be inborn or it may be due to some infection, valve calcification and degeneration.
  • Hypertrophy of left ventricle walls
  • Coronary heart disease that results from an ailment atherosclerosis
  • Pericarditis
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Atrial fibrillation usually occurs after an open heart surgery and can relieve in some days. Several factors trigger the causes of atrial fibrillation and sometimes known as holiday heart because it also involve intake of excessive alcohol. Some people avoid this disease by avoiding alcohol intake. Caffeine is among other triggers of atrial fibrillation and requires atrial fibrillation treatment.




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