Aussies in force at AHA meeting

A number of Australians made the trip to Florida this year to present their research at the annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association.

Among over a dozen Australian studies being presented is research from Melbourne’s MonashHeart looking at obesity and atrial fibrillation. An analysis of 40,000 ECGs  performed from 2010 to 2014 showed patients with atrial fibrillation were on average 3kg heavier than those in sinus rhythm. Weight remained an independent factor in AF