Atrial fibrillation

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Etiology

  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary disease, eg, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary embolism
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Atrial myxoma
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism)
  • Pericarditis
  • Chest trauma or chest surgery
  • Medications: theophylline, beta-agonists
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Sepsis

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Etiology

  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary disease, eg, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary embolism
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Atrial myxoma
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism)
  • Pericarditis
  • Chest trauma or chest surgery
  • Medications: theophylline, beta-agonists
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Sepsis

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Last updated: December 1, 2014