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Lung disease can cause atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm. Lung and cardiovascular disease are the most common causes of atrial fibrillation.
Chronic lung disease, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), can cause atrial fibrillation. Not only can lung disease trigger atrial fibrillation, but so can the medications used to treat lung conditions such as asthma. If you have a lung condition and a history of heart problems in your family, talk to your doctor about your prescription medications.
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