How does stress affect atrial fibrillation? We live in a very stressful world these days. When patients are first diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, they sometimes blame the stress in their lives for actually causing the AFib.
Many people believe that atrial fibrillation is the result of traditional risk factors such as older age and high blood pressure. A common question that I get online as well as in person with patients is, “Why did I get afib?” But there’s actually more to it than meets the eye.