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Atrial Fibrillation Risk Raised When A Relative Has It

admin - November 19, 2010

Having a first-degree relative (mother, father, sister or brother) with atrial fibrillation raises your own risk.

These findings come from new research released at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago. The full paper will be released later this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

The overall risk was raised 40%.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, affecting about 2 million people a year. It is a serious risk factor for stroke.

Watch this Life Line Screening video to learn more about atrial fibrillation, stroke and more.


1 Comment so far
  1. Joelle Reizes - December 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Tammy: Please see a doctor and talk about your symptoms and your family history. Take care of yourself and be well.

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