Atrial Fibrillation - Risk Factors

Age, family history and genetics, lifestyle, heart disease or other medical conditions, race, sex, and a history of surgery can all raise your risk of developing the structural and electrical anomalies that cause atrial fibrillation. Even in a healthy heart, a fast or slow heart rate—from exercising or sleeping, for example—can trigger atrial fibrillation.


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  • SourceUrl: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/subscribe/3831
  • Syndication ID: 18212
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 01:44 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 12:18 AM

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