Chronic lung disease often causes increased pressure in the pulmonary circulation. And can therefore strain the heart. The most common chronic lung disease is “COPD”. People with “COPD” get atrial fibrillation more often than people without lung disease.
If you have both “COPD” and atrial fibrillation (periodic or constant), it is especially important to have as good and stable control over the lung disease as possible. So you can limit the use of inhaled drugs that “stress” the heart – for example, Ventoline and Bricanyl. Excessive consumption of these types of inhaled medications can provoke atrial fibrillation.