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5th Edition of Cardiology World Conference

September 5-7, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 05 -07, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
Cardio 2023

Hamza Abushuqeir

 Hamza Abushuqeir, Speaker at Cardiology Conferences
Yarmouk University, Jordan
Title : Major cardiovascular, pulmonary, and infectious causes of atrial fibrillation


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia characterized by rapid, irregular electrical activity in the atria of the heart. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. The major cardiac causes of AF include hypertension, heart surgeries, sick sinus syndrome (SSS), and Myocardial infarction (MI). Pulmonary causes of AF include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary embolism, sleep apnea, and lung cancer. Infectious causes of AF include risk factors such as sepsis, inflammation, COVID-19, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), and influenza virus, also genetic predisposition plays a role in the development of AF like in congenital heart defects. Understanding the underlying etiology of AF is crucial in the management and treatment of this common arrhythmia. A comprehensive approach to AF management should involve identification and treatment of the underlying causes, and this review will expose the major causes for this arrhythmia raising the chance for further investigation and development of the best possible treatment and prevention methods for this phenomenon.