What is the association between asthma and atrial fibrillation risk?
Bottom Line: Researchers report moderately increased risks for atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular and often rapid heart rate, in adults with asthma and a lack of asthma control in a study that included about 54,000 individuals in Norway, although underlying causes for the association still need to be understood.
Authors: Aivaras Cepelis, M.Sci., Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, and coauthors
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Aivaras Cepelis, M.Sci.