Unexpected Arrhythmia in a Young Patient: Hookah Smoking Triggered Atrial Fibrillation

Hookah and atrial fibrillation

Authors

  • Muhammed Keskin Health Sciences University, Sultan II. Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Tufan Çınar Health Sciences University, Sultan II. Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Murat Selçuk Health Sciences University, Sultan II. Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Selami Doğan Health Sciences University, Sultan II. Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Vedat Çiçek Health Sciences University, Sultan II. Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ahmet Lutfullah Orhan Health Sciences University, Sultan II. Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords:

Atrial Fibrillation, Hookah, Smoking

Abstract

In the current literature, although it has been known that hookah smoking increases the heart rate and predisposes to arrhythmia, no case report has been published regarding hookah smoking and the development of arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation (AF). In this case report, we presented an adult patient without known cardiovascular disease who experienced AF after a heavy hookah smoking session. Following IV amiodarone infusion, normal sinus rhythm was achieved. The patient was advised to stop hookah smoking and discharged with a beta-blocker therapy and an oral anticoagulant treatment for 3 weeks. The patient’s rhythm was normal at one-month outpatient visit. This case emphasizes that hookah smoking could not be considered as a less harmful alternative to cigarette smoking because of its’ apparent side effects to the cardiovascular system.

Published

2021-05-29

How to Cite

1.
Keskin M, Çınar T, Selçuk M, Doğan S, Çiçek V, Orhan AL. Unexpected Arrhythmia in a Young Patient: Hookah Smoking Triggered Atrial Fibrillation: Hookah and atrial fibrillation. Arch Curr Med Res [Internet]. 2021May29 [cited 2021Jun.15];2(2):68-71. Available from: http://acmronline.org/index.php/acmronline/article/view/47