Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation are episodes of atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm, that go away on their own. They may last anywhere from a few seconds to a few weeks and may not cause symptoms. Sometimes paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is related to other factors, such as alcohol use, stress, or activity.

Last Updated: December 18, 2008

Author: Robin Parks, MS

Medical Review: Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine & John M. Miller, MD - Electrophysiology

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