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Psoriasis is Newly-Recognized Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Posted Mar 16 2010 12:00am

A new study just presented at the American College of Cardiology scientific sessions found psoriasis to be a significant and independent risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF) and a stroke risk factor, too. Mild psoriasis increases afib risk by 22% while moderate-to-severe psoriasis raises afib risk by 51%. This chronic inflammatory condition also raises other cardiovascular risks.

Read more:  Psoriasis Raises Risk of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

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