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Afib On the Rise in People Under Age 65

April 30th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

A new study done by the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute in Pittsburgh finds that atrial fibrillation or Afib, is on the rise in people under the age of 65 and can be more dangerous than previously thought. 

The study found younger patients with Afib have been seen more often in recent years and also had high rates of heart disease risk factors including obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure.  Dr. Aditya Bhosale of UPMC is the lead author on the study talked about what Afib can cause across populations…