Half of All Atrial Fibrillation Due to Avoidable Risk Factors

Managing weight, diabetes, blood pressure and other factors can greatly reduce your odds of developing an arrhythmia.

A study published in the April 12 issue of Circulation has revealed that half of all cases of atrial fibrillation (AF) may be potentially avoidable through the optimization of cardiovascular risk factor levels. Most notably, treating hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, quitting smoking, and losing weight all may help reduce a patients risk of developing AF.
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