Living With Atrial Fibrillation & Prevention
- Q How do other illnesses affect atrial fibrillation?
Some illnesses can affect atrial fibrillation by causing it, and some medications for other illnesses cause problems for people with atrial fibrillation. For instance, heart disease, lung disease, thyroid disorders, viral infections, sleep apnea, and... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect chronic atrial fibrillation?
Other illnesses may put people at increased risk for chronic atrial fibrillation. Metabolism problems, a damaged heart, or high blood pressure are a few of the underlying conditions that can predispose a person to chronic atrial fibrillation. Disorders... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect occasional atrial fibrillation?
The risk for developing occasional atrial fibrillation is affected by other illnesses. For example, both thyroid problems and sleep apnea are conditions that elevate the risk of atrial fibrillation. People with high blood pressure also have a greater... Full Answer