Obesity and the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation.

  title={Obesity and the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Daniel H Parish},
  volume={293 16},
  pages={1974; author reply 1975}
CONTEXT Obesity is associated with atrial enlargement and ventricular diastolic dysfunction, both known predictors of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it is unclear whether obesity is a risk factor for AF. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of developing AF. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Prospective… CONTINUE READING