Causes of Atrial Fibrillation

In this article, we will discuss various Causes of Atrial Fibrillation. So, let’s get started.

It is characterized by rapid atrial rate >350 beats/min, uncoordinated atrial contractions and irregular rapid ventricular response. It is a common supraventricular arrhythmia which may occur in paroxysms (paroxysmal atrial fibrillation) and persistent forms (chronic atrial fibrillation). Following are the various causes of atrial fibrillation.

Causes

Rheumatic Heart Disease (Mitral Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, etc)

Mitral valve prolapse

Hypertensive heart disease

Cardiomyopathy, alcohol induced (holiday heart syndrome)

Thyrotoxicosis

Congenital heart disease (ASD, Ebstein’s anomaly)

Constrictive pericarditis

Cor pulmonale

Left atrial myxoma

Idiopathic (lone atrial fibrillation)

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