June 25, 2017

Managing AF Risk Factors Panel with Drs. Wilber, Redline, and Link — Video from 2015 AF Patient Conference

The Managing AF Risk Factors Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference included David J. Wilber, MD, FHRS speaking about the impact of Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension on Atrial Fibrillation; Susan Redline, MD, MPH speaking about Sleep Apnea as a Hidden Trigger for AF; and Mark S. […]

Diabetes is an Independent Risk Factor that Increases by 26% a Woman’s Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

In a newly-published study, diabetes was found to be an independent risk factor for atrial fibrillation in women, increasing their risk of afib by 26%. The connection was not as strong for men, who were more at risk of obesity and high blood pressure from diabetes. Read more: Diabetes Increases a Woman’s Risk of Atrial […]

Men with Severe Sleep Apnea are at Twice the Risk of Death — What Those with Atrial Fibrillation Need to Know

Sleep apnea is an important risk factor for atrial fibrillation. It is also associated with hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, diabetes, and insulin resistance, all of which are risk factors for, or results of, atrial fibrillation. Now a new study has just reported that men between the ages of 40 and 70 who […]

How to Keep Up with the Latest Atrial Fibrillation News and Information

If you’re looking for the latest atrial fibrillation news, here are a couple of options: Get the latest atrial fibrillation news articles via afib news feed at any time by going to the bottom of the StopAfib.org news & events page. You might want to bookmark it and check it daily for the latest information. […]