Risk factor management for atrial fibrillation

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in the general population. Many cardiovascular diseases and concomitant conditions increase the risk of the development of AF, recurrent AF, and AF-associated complications. Knowledge of these factors and their management is hence important for the optimal management of patients with AF. Recent studies have suggested that lowering the blood pressure threshold can improve the patients' outcome. Moreover, adverse events associated with a longer duration of hypertension can be prevented through strict blood pressure control. Pre-hypertension, impaired fasting glucose, abdominal obesity, weight fluctuation, and exposure to air pollution are related to the development of AF. Finally, female sex is not a risk factor of stroke, and the age threshold for stroke prevention should be lowered in Asian populations. The management of diseases related to AF should be provided continuously, whereas lifestyle factors should be monitored in an integrated manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)794-807
Number of pages14
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Volume49
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

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Risk Management
Atrial Fibrillation
Stroke
Prehypertension
Blood Pressure
Abdominal Obesity
Air Pollution
Disease Management
Population
Life Style
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Fasting
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hypertension
Weights and Measures
Glucose

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Risk factor management for atrial fibrillation. / Joung, Boyoung.

In: Korean Circulation Journal, Vol. 49, No. 9, 01.01.2019, p. 794-807.

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