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ask: CAN PTSD CAUSE ATRIAL FIBRILLATION?

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DaisyN Guide

Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Possible causes of atrial fibrillation
Abnormalities or damage to the heart's structure are the most common cause of atrial fibrillation. Possible causes of atrial fibrillation include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attacks
  • Abnormal heart valves
  • Heart defects you're born with (congenital)
  • An overactive thyroid gland or other metabolic imbalance
  • Exposure to stimulants such as medications, caffeine or tobacco, or to alcohol
  • Sick sinus syndrome — improper functioning of the heart's natural pacemaker
  • Emphysema or other lung diseases
  • Previous heart surgery
  • Viral infections
  • Stress due to pneumonia, surgery or other illnesses
  • Sleep apnea

Here are some resources for you

http://www.empowher.com/condition/atrial-fibrillation

http://www.empowher.com/condition/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Best,

Daisy

 

July 5, 2012 - 10:56am
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