Atrial fibrillation stronger risk factor for women than men

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: January 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:

Researchers at the University of Oxford have published new findings that an irregular heartbeat is a stronger risk factor for heart disease in women than it is in men.

The research, which was published in the British Medical Journal, involved looking at studies conducted in more than 4 million patients and found that women with atrial fibrillation (AF), a common and often symptomless irregularity of the heart rhythm, are more likely to suffer future heart attacks and strokes than men.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation

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