Long Working Hours May Increase Risk of Developing A-Fib

Share this content:
Long Working Hours May Increase Risk of Developing A-Fib
Long Working Hours May Increase Risk of Developing A-Fib

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours could increase risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online July 13 in the European Heart Journal.

Mika Kivimaki, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology at University College London, and colleagues tracked outcomes for 85,494 people in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.

The investigators found that people who worked 55 or more hours a week were about 40 percent more likely to develop atrial fibrillation over 10 years than those who worked between 35 to 40 hours per week. For every 1,000 people in the study, an extra 5.2 cases of atrial fibrillation occurred among those working long hours during the 10 years of follow-up, according to a European Heart Journal news release.

"These findings show that long working hours are associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia," Kivimaki said in the news release. "This could be one of the mechanisms that explain the previously observed increased risk of stroke among those working long hours."

Abstract/Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters




More in Home

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found to transmit Zika virus

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

And, two young females with tongue piercings have deep lingual infrabony lesions, periodontitis

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid  Benzodiazepine Use

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of ...

Five-fold increased risk of opioid-related overdose during first 90 days of concurrent use

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »