- February 28, 2016
- Posted by: emobile
- Category: Researcher's Corner
Emobileclinic Researchers’ corner
More than it we believe, Atrial fibrillation(AF) affects women more than men says Dr. Conner A Emdin in his recent study published on BMJ. ‘’Atrial fibrillation is stronger risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death in women compared with men’’, he said. AF is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease globally and a study observed in 2010 that it constituted 1.7% of every 100,000 death cases.
AF is associated with an increased risk of stroke and death in men and women. Although the role of sex isn’t clear in AF but there are various reactions to risk factors of AF by men and women. For instance, smoking and diabetes are strong risk factors for women as shown in a study. Based on this, the researchers were up to find out the association between AF and cardiovascular disease, death in women and men and compared the sex effects. The author believes that this will help ‘’future research into causes of sex differences’’ in AF.
The author gathered 4,371,714 participants in the study and Atrial fibrillation was associated with higher risk of all cause of mortality in women and also higher significantly was stroke, cardiovascular mortality, cardiac events, and heart failure. The author said the result was ‘’broadly consistent in sensitivity analyses’’
This is why I think women should take things easy. In those olden days men died before their wives but this is gradually changing. Don’t you feel so?