Causes of Arrhythmia

Sometimes no specific cause can be determined for an abnormal heart rhythm. Conditions that can lead to the development of arrhythmia include:

  • Heart diseases, including heart attack, enlarged or weak heart, heart failure, myocarditis, and congenital heart disease
  • Previous cardiac surgery
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Medications, supplements, and herbal remedies
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Excess caffeine
  • Drug abuse

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