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Can tobacco smoking cause atrial fibrillation?

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: can smoking reef cause atrial fibrillation
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No causative relationship between the two

Detailed Answer:
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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.

Wishing you best of health

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Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Can tobacco smoking cause atrial fibrillation?

Brief Answer: No causative relationship between the two Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern 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. Wishing you best of health Thanks Dr. M.S. Khalil