Lifestyle as a risk factor of atrial fibrillation

Celine Gallagher, Melissa E. Middeldorp, Jeroen M. Hendriks, Dennis H. Lau, Prashanthan Sanders

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The growing burden of atrial fibrillation health care resource utlization has created an urgent need to develop preventative strategies and opportunities to improve outcomes in the prevalent population. Modifiable risk factors contribute to both disease development and progression. In the prevalent atrial fibrillation population, modifying cardiovascular risk factors has decreased disease burden and progression. However, further research is required to determine the role of comprehensive cardiovascular risk factor modification programs in primary prevention. An understanding of strategies required to facilitate health behavior change is crucial to the effective implementation of cardiovascular risk factor management programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-272
Number of pages10
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Bibliographical note

Published in a special issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics: Risk Factors in Atrial Fibrillation: Appraisal of AF Risk Stratification. ISBN 9780323827744


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Health behavior change
  • Lifestyle
  • Risk factor modification
  • Risk factors


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