Atrial Fibrillation May Be a Bigger Threat to Women Than to Men

Don’t ignore palpitations or irregular heartbeats—an early diagnosis can have a big impact on your future health.

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is estimated to affect as many as 6 million people in the U.S., and there is growing evidence that this heart rhythm disorder is much more dangerous for women than for men. In a study published online Jan. 19, 2016 in BMJ , researchers reported that AFib is a stronger risk factor […]


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