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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation: Introduction

Atrial fibrillation: A rhythm disturbance of the heart that results in irregular and chaotic ventricular contractions. See detailed information below for a list of 77 causes of Atrial fibrillation, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Atrial fibrillation:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Atrial fibrillation. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Atrial fibrillation

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Atrial fibrillation: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Atrial fibrillation, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Atrial fibrillation Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Atrial fibrillation may include:

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Stories from Users for Atrial fibrillation

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Medications or substances causing Atrial fibrillation:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Atrial fibrillation as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Atrial fibrillation: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Atrial fibrillation may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Atrial fibrillation

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Atrial fibrillation: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Atrial fibrillation

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Atrial fibrillation: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Atrial fibrillation

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Atrial fibrillation: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Atrial fibrillation: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Atrial fibrillation listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Atrial fibrillation as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Atrial fibrillation

Electrical signals in the atria are fired in a very fast and uncontrolled manner. Electrical signals arrive in the ventricles in a completely irregular fashion, so the heart beat is completely irregular. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)

Electrical signals in the atria are fired in a very fast and uncontrolled manner. Electrical ... (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)

Definitions of Atrial fibrillation:

Disorder of cardiac rhythm characterized by rapid, irregular atrial impulses and ineffective atrial contractions.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Disorder of cardiac rhythm characterized by rapid, irregular atrial impulses and ineffective atrial contractions.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Atrial fibrillation:

The list of organs typically affected by Atrial fibrillation may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Atrial fibrillation

The list below shows some of the causes of Atrial fibrillation mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Atrial fibrillation?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Atrial fibrillation. Of the 77 causes of Atrial fibrillation that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 72 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Atrial fibrillation:

The following list of conditions have 'Atrial fibrillation' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Atrial fibrillation:

The following list of medical conditions have Atrial fibrillation or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Atrial fibrillation Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Atrial fibrillation based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Atrial fibrillation?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Atrial fibrillation, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Atrial fibrillation:

    AF
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Atrial fibrillation:

    Medical Conditions associated with Atrial fibrillation:

    Arrhythmias (172 causes), Palpitations (566 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Atrial symptoms (24 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Atrial fibrillation:

    Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Palpitations (566 causes), Heart attack (138 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Arrhythmia (267 causes), Heart rythms, Cardiac arrhythmia (64 causes), ECG, Electrocardiogram, Heart disease (106 causes), Hypertension (398 causes), Anticoagulants

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Atrial fibrillation

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