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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 04/29/2014

The 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.