Does body posture have any relationship to episodes of atrial fibrillation?

Question: I have paroxysmal AF, and I notice that when I have an episode, it often goes away when I get up and reappears when I lie down. Does the posture of the body have any relation? For what is this? Fran (Madrid)

Answer: Yes. AF is related to changes in the autonomic nervous system, which in turn is modified by postural changes. Avoid postures that induce AF, and if it seems, you already know the position that breaks the arrhythmia.

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