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.
Rheumatic Heart Disease (Mitral Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, etc)
Mitral valve prolapse
Hypertensive heart disease
Cardiomyopathy, alcohol induced (holiday heart syndrome)
Congenital heart disease (ASD, Ebstein’s anomaly)
Left atrial myxoma
Idiopathic (lone atrial fibrillation)