Table 1

Causes of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation


Common causes

Heart failure

Hypertension

Cardiac ischemia

Myocardial infarction

Mitral valve disease

Pneumonia

Hyperthyroidism

Alcohol

Postoperative AF

Rare causes

Cardiomyopathy

Constrictive pericarditis

Sick sinus syndrome

Bronchial carcinoma

Atrial myxoma

Endocarditis

Haemochromatosis

Sarcoidosis


Upile et al. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:15   doi:10.1186/1472-6815-6-15

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