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Unknown Relationship between Lung Collapse and Atrial Fibrillation: A Case Report

Devarakonda Prithvi, Lalit Jha, Amarjeet Kumar, Ajeet Kumar, Kunal Singh

Keywords : Atrial fibrillation, Bronchoscopy, Case report, Lung collapse, Suctioning

Citation Information : Prithvi D, Jha L, Kumar A, Kumar A, Singh K. Unknown Relationship between Lung Collapse and Atrial Fibrillation: A Case Report. 2024; 3 (3):74-75.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0104

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-05-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Atrial fibrillation (AF) stands as the most common cardiac arrhythmia linked to an increased risk of stroke, congestive heart failure, and higher mortality rates. Prompt intervention and management are imperative when AF with hemodynamic instability emerges. Here, we describe the case of a 74-year-old male admitted to the intensive care unit with right pleural effusion. He experienced a sudden onset of recurrent AF, which was reversed through synchronized cardioversion. AF was recurring and persistent; its resolution occurred following the removal of a mucus plug using a fiberoptic bronchoscope, suggesting a pathophysiological link between AF and lung collapse.

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