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Risk of Atrial Fibrillation is three times more in bigger women

Apr 11, 2017

Risk of Atrial Fibrillation is three times more in bigger women

According to research presented at EuroPrevent 2017, big women have nearly three times greater risk of atrial fibrillation as compared to small women. The research incorporated around 1.5 million women who were followed-up for more than 30 years.

Professor of internal medicine at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Annika Rosengren said, "Our research has previously shown that a large body size at age 20, and weight gain from age 20 to midlife, both independently increase the risk of atrial fibrillation in men, in this study we investigated the impact of body size on atrial fibrillation risk in women."

Atrial fibrillation is the most widely recognized heart rhythm disorder, with a 20% lifetime risk. It happens regularly in individuals more than 60 years old and increases the danger of stroke and heart failure.

During a most extreme summarize of 33.6 years all over 16 years overall, 7001 ladies were hospitalized with atrial fibrillation at a normal age of 49 years. Compared with women in the most reduced body surface area (BSA) quartile, those in the second, third, and fourth highest quartiles had a 1.16, 1.55 and 2.61 times expanded risk of atrial fibrillation, separately, after change for age at diabetes, first pregnancy, hypertension, and smoking.

BSA is affected by both weight and height. Relative to women with the least BSA levels, those with the highest BSA were 28kg heavier (54 versus 82kg), 9cm taller (161 versus 170cm), and had a greater body mass index (BMI: 21 versus 28kg/m2).

"Big people - not necessarily fat, but big - have a larger atrium, which is where atrial fibrillation comes from. People with a bigger atrium have a higher risk of atrial fibrillation." Said by Professor Rosengren, She also concluded: "If you are very tall, I think that it could be a good idea to avoid accumulating excess weight. That would apply to both men and women."

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