We report a case of prolonged atrial fibrillation (AF) precipitated by new-onset generalized tonic–clonic convulsions and marijuana abuse in a developmentally normal 18-year-old adolescent with a structurally normal heart. Our case highlights an interesting association and a unique pathophysiology between generalized tonic–clonic convulsions, marijuana abuse, and AF. We suggest that seizures and marijuana abuse should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the etiology of AF in children.
- AF —
- atrial fibrillation
- ED —
- emergency department
- GTCC —
- generalized tonic–clonic convulsion
- Accepted August 29, 2013.
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