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Seizure as the Cause of Atrial Fibrillation
1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran  
JEMCR 2018; 9: 75-76
DOI: 10.5152/ jemcr.2018.2209
Key Words: Seizure, atrial fibrillation, dysrhythmia
Abstract

Introduction: Cardiac dysrhythmias are commonly seen with seizures, and atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the rarest peri-ictal dysrhythmias.


Case Report
: Here we present a case of AF that starts and ends with seizure episodes in a 72-year-old man.


Conclusion
: The pathophysiology of such dysrhythmias is not completely understood, but autonomic system activation during seizures has been proposed to be the cause. Some believe that AF is the effect and not the cause of seizure. To the best of our knowledge, this case is the most complete evidence of causality of seizure for AF.


Cite this article as
: Momeni M, Jahanshir A. Seizure as the Cause of Atrial Fibrillation. J Emerg Med Case Rep 2018; 9(4): 75-6.

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