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The Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Obesity

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  • P Socie
  • H Gorka

    (Hospital of Louis Pasteur, Chartres, France)

Abstract

The obese population is currently increasing. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common supraventricular arrhythmia. There is a close link between these two pathologies that we will detail in this article. The World Health Organization estimates that cases of obesity have tripled since 1975 with 39% of overweight adults and 13% of obese adults in 2016. Obesity is an independent risk factor of AF and those in spite of other associated comorbidity (sleep apnea, arterial hypertension, physical inactivity, diabetes mellitus ...) [1-4] The increase in the body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increase in the incidence of AF. Conversely, the standardization of BMI is associated with a decrease in the incidence of AF. [2] It is estimated that one in five of AF may be due to being overweight or obesity [5].

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  • P Socie & H Gorka, 2018. "The Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Obesity," Archives Of Diabetes & Obesity, Lupine Publishers, LLC, vol. 2(1), pages 109-111, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:abr:oajado:v:2:y:2018:i:1:p:109-111
    DOI: 10.32474/ADO.2018.02.000127
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