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What are other health conditions that increase your odds of heart failure and AFib?

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Other health conditions. Other health issues can also raise your risk of heart failure and AFib:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Overactive thyroid
  • Sleep apnea

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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