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Does high altitude affect atrial fibrillation? 

Does living in high altitude affect my atrial fibrillation? I think so. Best regards.

submitted by Ahmed from Saudi Arabia on 4/29/2014

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, J. Alberto Lopez, MD  

J. Alberto Lopez, MDThe answer is it may. It depends on many variables like age, hypertension, COPD, fitness level, whether you live at a high altitude or merely travel to a high altitude place, and any history of altitude sickness. 

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