Former NFL players may face higher risk of atrial fibrillation

July 24th, 2019 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Former National Football League (NFL) players were nearly 6 times more likely to have atrial fibrillation (AF), a type of irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke. Former NFL athletes had lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and had lower resting heart rates compared to the control group, yet the incidence of atrial fibrillation was still higher.
Source: Care Giving Science Daily

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