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How is AF treated ?

am XXXXX 65 old , PE PROF , since ten years old I practice deffirent sports, last week i felt with AF , i admited to hospital it lasted for 31 hrs . i am taking now bisibrolol 1.25 .I never took any kind of medication . my health history i do not have hypertention or any kind of diseases.i noticed that the AF came because of ovarload exc. what your advise please . thanks in advance
Asked On : Tue, 24 Apr 2012
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Atrial fibrillation is closely linked with age. The older we get the higher our risk is of developing it. It is extremely rare for atrial fibrillation to develop in younger patients, unless they have an underlying heart condition. Experts say there are many cases in which the cause of the atrial fibrillation was never found. The general causes fir atrial fibrillation are
Hypertension - high blood pressure.

Coronary artery disease

Congenital heart disease

Cardiomyopathy - a serious disease in which the heart muscle becomes inflamed and doesn't work as well as it should.

Pericarditis - inflammation of the pericardium - a protective lining that surrounds the heart.
Previous heart surgery -
Hyperthyroidism - the thyroid gland is overactive.
Sleep apnea
Excessive caffeine consumption - this could include too many coffees, energy drinks, and or sodas (fizzy drinks). Many sodas have caffeine in them

Several types of chest infections and conditions can also cause atrial fibrillation like
Lung cancer
Chest infections
Pulmonary embolism
Carbon monoxide poisoning
It can also affect very athletic persons and probably this was the cause in you since no above mentioned causes could be found out in you.
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