Risk factors modification for primary and secondary prevention of atrial fibrillation - Part II.

Risk factors modification for primary and secondary prevention of atrial fibrillation - Part II. Kardiol Pol. 2020 Mar 19;: Authors: Nebojša M, Milan M, Miroslav M, Nataša M, Tatjana PS Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with increased risk of death, stroke and heart failure. The prevalence and incidence of AF is increasing due to better overall medical treatment, longer survival and increasing incidence of cardiometabolic and lifestyle risk factors. Treatment of AF and AF-related complications significantly increase health-care costs. In addition, use of conventional rhythm control strategies (i.g. antiarrhyhtmic drugs and catheter-ablation) is associated with limited efficacy for sinus rhythm maintenance and serious adverse effects. Aggressive cardiometabolic risk factor management may prevent incident as well as recurrent AF, improve overall health and reduce mortality. Therefore, modifiable risk factor management become one of three treatment pillars in AF management along with anticoagulation and conventional rate/rhythm control strategies. The Part 2 of this review systematically discuss the association between AF and potentially modifiable risk factors for AF, such as obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, alcohol consumption and dyslipidemia. We also provide the practical guidelines for the risk factor management in respect to primary/secondary AF prevention. PMID: 32189488 [Pub...
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