A complicated case of atrial fibrillation

Erica Delsignore, Roberto Cantone, Maria Luisa Moia, Luigi Olivetto, Maria Cristina Pollo, Anna Maria Varese, Aldo Tua, Maria Cristina Bertoncelli

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7175/cmi.v4i3S.1149

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation, usually considered a benign arrhythmia, recognizes several aetiologies: not only sctructural cardiopathies, but also other diseases, drugs intake or post-operative courses. Sometimes it can occur in absence of apparente cause. More and more frequently it is usual to consider this arrhythmia like a marker of pathological unknown situation; therefore, also patients with “lone atrial fibrillation” should be submitted to surveys in order to find probable associated causes.

Keywords

Atrial fibrillation; Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone hypersecretion (SIADH); Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone syndrome

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