Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

africanBlack Americans with atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, are at higher risk of serious heart complications and even death compared to whites.

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, and heart disease. The disorder is found in about one percent of the American adult population and is more prevalent in people 65 years and above affecting 5 percent of this group.

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http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/news/20160622/irregular-heartbeat-more-deadly-in-blacks-study

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