Can tobacco smoking cause atrial fibrillation?
No causative relationship between the two
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Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, carbon monoxide, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which can lead and contribute to arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation.
Smoking causes endothelial damage and can lead to rhythm disorders.
Cigarette smoking is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, however, there is no conclusive evidence to specifically link tobacco smoking with a causative relationship to the risk of atrial fibrillation.
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