Which risk factors are most strongly associated with atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF)?

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Answer

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is strongly associated with the following risk factors:

  • Hemodynamic stress

  • Atrial ischemia

  • Inflammation

  • Noncardiovascular respiratory causes

  • Alcohol and drug use

  • Endocrine disorders

  • Neurologic disorders

  • Genetic factors

  • Advancing age


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