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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 things, such as alcohol use, stress, or activity.

Last Revised: December 14, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology

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