Can Prednisone Cause Atrial Fibrillation?

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Definition

Atrial fibrillation/flutter is a common type of abnormal heartbeat in which the heart rhythm is fast and irregular.


Alternative Names

Auricular fibrillation; A-fib


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Normally, the four chambers of the heart (two atria and two ventricles) contract (squeeze) in a very organized way, so the heart can pump all the blood the body needs without working too hard.

The electrical impulse that signals your heart to contract begins in the...

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