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.