Gout May Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

The swolen joints, usually in the big toe, offer an early warning of heart complications.

Gout may do more than cause painful joints. A study published online Dec. 17, 2015, in Rheumatology suggests it also may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (Afib), the most common irregular heart rhythm. In the study, researchers reviewed data on 45,378 gout patients and 45,378 similar gout-free control patients. At the beginning of the […]

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