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7 Surprising Atrial Fibrillation Triggers

December 18, 2016


From its triggers to its symptoms, atrial fibrillation (afib) can be unpredictable. “Just as you can have atrial fibrillation without visible symptoms, you can experience an attack of atrial fibrillation without a trigger,” says Smit Vasaiwala, MD, an assistant professor of cardiology at the Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Illinois. However, most people are able to identify at least some afib triggers, and knowing your triggers can help decrease the frequency of attacks and lower your risk for stroke.

You’re probably aware of common afib triggers, including alcohol, smoking, exercise, and over-the-counter cough and cold medications. But have you considered these seven lesser-known triggers that can be just as harmful to your heart?

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