Men develop atrial fibrillation 10 years earlier than women, finds study.

Men develop atrial fibrillation (AF) an average of 10 years earlier than women, and weight is a major risk factor, a pooled analysis of four large European community based studies has found. AF is the most common heart rhythm disorder, and its prevalence is increasing. Previous studies have shown that it is twice as common in men as in women, but the risk… (More)