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Is Your Heart at Risk for the No. 1 Rhythm Disorder?

Posted 4/1/2014 by UHBlog

You may be aware that obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes increase your risk of heart attack, but did you know that these conditions can also put you at risk for another potentially dangerous heart ailment? It’s atrial fibrillation (A-Fib), the most common heart rhythm abnormality in the U.S., which affects more than 2.2 million Americans. Age is also a factor, says cardiac electrophysiologist Mauricio Arruda, MD. “If you live long enough, you’re probably going to get i...

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