Kidney Disease Can Raise Your Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Inflammation may be a contributing factor to both conditions.

Its been well-established that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) raises the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib)-chronic kidney disease (CKD) and AFib share risk factors and underlying mechanisms, suggesting that the two conditions have a close relationship. "Studies have shown that kidney dysfunction increases the risk of new-onset AFib, and that Afib increases the risk of developing CKD," says Curtis Rimmerman, MD, the Gus P. Karos Chair of Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic.
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