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Causes of atrial fibrillation: there are certain conditions that you have that can predispose you to atrial fibrillation. One of the biggest causes of atrial fibrillation is that excess alcohol use and we usually see this after the holidays where people are binge drinking and we see a lot of admissions for atrial fibrillations in the hospitals. Other risk factors for atrial fibrillation include if you have a chronic lung disease, if you've ever had any kind of procedures on your heart that can predispose you to atrial fibrillation. Also, thyroid illnesses - any abnormalities related to your thyroid - can lead to atrial fibrillation along with hypertension and diabetes.

Doctor Profile

Jacqueline Eubany, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist
  • Served in the US Navy for 12 years where she was responsible for the healthcare of active duty military, including war veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American College of Cardiology, and in the Heart Rhythm Society

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