Study: Losing Weight May Help Restore Healthy Heart Rhythm

Mar 18
AFib News Blog
Study: Losing Weight May Help Restore Healthy Heart Rhythm

Posted by HeatherAHAASA on March 18,  2015  9:54am EST

The researchers found that those who lost at least 10 percent of their body weight were six times more likely to be free of atrial fibrillation symptoms -- without the use of surgery or medication -- compared to those who did not lose weight.

Read more:
http://consumer.healthday.com/cardiovascular-health-information-20/heart-attack-news-357/tackling-obesity-may-ease-a-dangerous-irregular-heart-beat-697378.html

 
7 Comments
  • retirement106
    retirement106,
    What a great incentive to lose weight!
  • cookieis
    cookieis,
    im smiling at reading this woderful news! i recently lost 25 pounds and am so excited to know this!
  • DonnaB
    DonnaB,
    Didn't work
  • Miss Kitty
    Miss Kitty,
    I am having a lot of difficulty in my quest to loose weight....I am 74 and have arthritis....I need to learn to do better
  • macaodha
    macaodha,
    I'm in the process of trying to lose 40 pounds, and this just gives me MORE incentive! Thanks for posting, I've printed it out ...
  • FlLimeyVt
    FlLimeyVt,
    lost 32 lbs & had nasty Afib and A Flutter attack!
  • AFIB13
    AFIB13,
    Even if an over-65 female patient loses the weight, will the cardiologist agree to terminating either the rate control meds or the anti-coagulant med, since if both are terminated and the Afib returns suddenly, a high stroke risk is immediately in play?
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