Atrial fibrillation improved by weight loss

The findings, presented last week at the American College of Cardiology’s scientific sessions by University of Adelaide researcher and cardiologist Dr Rajeev Pathak, show that obese patients with AF who lost at least 10% of their body weight were six times more likely to achieve long-term freedom from AF compared to those who did not lose weight.

What’s more, Dr Pathak said weight loss also led to favourable changes in cardiovascular risk factors, such as improvements in blood pressure, the structure and function of the heart and reductions in obstructive sleep