Source: British Heart Foundation news
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Date of publication: September 2016
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: The heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation is associated with a wide range of serious events, including heart attacks, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and sudden cardiac death, according to new research.
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common abnormal heart rhythms and a major cause of stroke. However, the study, from the University of Oxford and MIT in the USA published in The BMJ, suggests that the risk associated with many of these other conditions and events is greater than that of stroke.
As a result of their findings, the researchers are calling for new treatments and approaches to reduce the risk of non-stroke events in people with AF.
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