Psychological stressors, air pollution, and cardiorespiratory fitness were some of the stroke and AF risk factors researchers investigated.
Research presentations at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions included metrics to indicate ideal CV health, a look at how certain emotional stressors may impact AF risk in post-menopausal women, an investigation of the effect of cardiorespiratory fitness on stroke risk in African-Americans, and the impact of air pollution.
What is the association between Life’s Simple 7 (LS7) â health metrics indicating “ideal cardiovascular health” â and incident atrial fibrillation (AF)?
Regardless of race/ethnicity, a favorable LS7 status is associated with lower risk of AF, indicating promotion of ideal CV health may reduce incidence of AF.
What is the association between psychological stressors and the development of arterial fibrillation (AF)?
Prospective evaluation of stress management may impact AF risk, since AF and psychological stress likely share biological influences.
Cardiorespiratory fitness is linked to better CV health, but what is the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and stroke in African-Americans?