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Can AFib lead to heart failure?

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AFib can lead to heart failure, and heart failure puts you at greater risk for AFib. When you have both, which is common, symptoms tend to be worse than when you have just one or the other.

From: Can AFib Lead to Heart Failure? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Atrial Fibrillation," "Heart Failure," "High blood pressure (hypertension)."

American Heart Association: "What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)?" "What Is Heart Failure?" "Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure," "Why Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) Matters," "Smoking & Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease)."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Atrial fibrillation in heart failure: what should we do?" "Atrial Fibrillation in Congestive Heart Failure," "Smoking and Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation: Results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "When the Beat is Off -- Atrial Fibrillation."

British Heart Foundation: "Your weight and heart disease."

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Thyroid disorders and heart conditions: What's the connection?"

NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Does Smoking Affect the Heart and Blood Vessels?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 25, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Atrial Fibrillation," "Heart Failure," "High blood pressure (hypertension)."

American Heart Association: "What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)?" "What Is Heart Failure?" "Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure," "Why Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) Matters," "Smoking & Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease)."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Atrial fibrillation in heart failure: what should we do?" "Atrial Fibrillation in Congestive Heart Failure," "Smoking and Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation: Results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "When the Beat is Off -- Atrial Fibrillation."

British Heart Foundation: "Your weight and heart disease."

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: "Thyroid disorders and heart conditions: What's the connection?"

NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Does Smoking Affect the Heart and Blood Vessels?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 25, 2017

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