Atrial fibrillation may be PREVENTABLE!

Atrial fibrillation does not need to be your “destiny.”  AF is an irregular heart rhythm that increases your risk of stroke.  Be aware of the risk factors and change your future!  A study of 15,000+ adults revealed modifiable (changeable) risk factors for atrial fibrillation

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Obesity (patients with BMI more than 30)
  • Overweight patients (patients with BMI between 25-30)
  • Diabetes (fasting blood sugars more than 126)
  • Impaired glucose tolerance (fasting blood sugars 100-126)

ONE or more risk factors (above) explained 50% of new atrial fibrillation cases over the 17 year follow-up.

This confirms results of an earlier study.   In a 1994 study,  smoking, hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease were atrial fibrillation risk factors. 

If you have ANY  of the risk factors above. . . stop smoking AND get your numbers within normal.  It is in your best interest.   If you have atrial fibrillation you may need to take a blood thinner, watch Vitamin K dietary consumption, and have weekly or monthly blood work for years to come.

atrial fibrillation EKG

Watch your numbers and stay healthy!

About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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