Atrial fibrillation, a condition in which a person experiences an irregular heartbeat that interferes the normal heart rhythm. In this condition, the heart’s blood pumping efficiency is affected, and this may result in some kind of heart diseases or complications. It is known that the men are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation while women are more likely to suffer from the complications.
A research was conducted recently in which the researchers investigated the condition of atrial fibrillation along with the association of atrial fibrillation with the mortality and related risk factors. The study was conducted on over 79,973 middle-age people from Denmark, Finland, Italy, and Sweden, who had no signs of atrial fibrillation for a period of 12.6 years.
In accordance with the previous researches, men were found to be more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than women. All cardiovascular diseases and heart health issues and history of stroke were found to have association with the new cases.
According to the current research, atrial fibrillation develops 10 years earlier in men, and the rise in the number of cases was after the age of 50 years. The major risk factor for men is body mass index (BMI) in comparison to all other factors. On the contrary, high cholesterol level is associated with lowered risk for this condition, specifically in women.
It was concluded that early death risk increases by 3.5 times due to atrial fibrillation in men as well as in women. People, who are obese or overweight, are suggested to control their weight in order to reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation and associated problems.