Features March 2015 Issue

Treat AFib’s Risk Factors to Help Prevent Future Arrhythmias

Underlying causes, such as obesity, hypertension and sleep apnea, can exacerbate atrial fibrillation, even after catheter ablation.

Atrial fibrillation(Afib) is the world’s most common heart rhythm problem, but new research suggests that aggressive management of the condition’s key risk factors can lead to significantly better outcomes.

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