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Atrial Fibrillation Study

Middle-aged men with upper-normal blood pressure at risk for atrial fibrillation

Middle-aged men at the upper end of normal blood pressure have an elevated risk for atrial fibrillation later in life, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm disorder in which irregular heartbeats can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications; it affects over 2.7 million Americans. While hypertension is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, the health consequences of upper-normal blood pressure are not yet fully understood.
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