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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary disease, eg, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary embolism
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Atrial myxoma
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism)
  • Pericarditis
  • Chest trauma or chest surgery
  • Medications: theophylline, beta-agonists
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Sepsis

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Atrial Fibrillation." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114575/all/Atrial_fibrillation.
Zeiger RF. Atrial fibrillation. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114575/all/Atrial_fibrillation. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Atrial fibrillation. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114575/all/Atrial_fibrillation
Zeiger RF. Atrial Fibrillation [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114575/all/Atrial_fibrillation.
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