Arab Today, arab today sudden drops in blood pressure linked to irregular heart beat
Last Updated : GMT 06:37:29
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Sudden drops in blood pressure linked to irregular heart beat

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Sudden drops in blood pressure linked to irregular heart beat

Baltimore - UPI

US researchers say they identified a possible link between a history of sudden drops in blood pressure and atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat. Dr. Sunil K. Agarwal, a fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who led a study of patients who experience sudden drops in blood pressure, said the results suggest a bout of orthostatic hypotension -- a steep blood pressure drop that occurs when a person stands up after a period of lying down -- appears to be associated with an overall 40 percent increase in the risk of developing atrial fibrillation over the following two decades. "We hope our research will sensitize physicians to a possible link between orthostatic hypotension and atrial fibrillation, and that they will go the extra step to see if something more serious is going on when patients experience rapid blood pressure fluctuations," Agarwal said in a statement. "We want this on their radar screens." The researchers tracked 12,071 African-American and white men and women ages 45-64, who were enrolled in the Atherosclerosis Risks in Communities study beginning in 1987-89. Those who had a history or symptoms of atrial fibrillation at baseline were excluded from the study. Three follow-up visits were conducted, as well as annual telephone interviews and active surveillance of hospitalizations and death. Five percent of the subjects were diagnosed with a rapid drop in blood pressure when going from lying down to standing up. The study, published in the journal Plos One, found during an average follow-up of 18 years, 12 percent of the study participants developed atrial fibrillation. Those with orthostatic hypotension, after accounting for factors such as race, age, gender and other common risk factors for the arrhythmia, were 40 percent more likely than those without orthostatic hypotension to develop an irregular heartbeat, the study found.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today sudden drops in blood pressure linked to irregular heart beat Arab Today, arab today sudden drops in blood pressure linked to irregular heart beat

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today sudden drops in blood pressure linked to irregular heart beat Arab Today, arab today sudden drops in blood pressure linked to irregular heart beat

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel
View News in Arabic - Education: تقارير وملفات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday