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Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Risk Factors
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Some of the risk factors for atrial fibrillation include excessive alcohol intake, hypertension, diabetes, any form of thyroid disease, if you have chronic lung disease or if you've ever had any kind of surgeries on your heart. More and more research is showing that AFib can be genetic - that AFib can run in families - and there is a genetic predisposition to atrial fibrillation.

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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