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Association of smoking with the risk of incident atrial fibrillation: A meta-analysis of prospective studies.

​Cigarette smoking can trigger the onset of atrial fibrillation.

​This study investigated the smoking-atrial fibrillation connection using a meta-analytic approach. A team of Chinese researchers collated and analyzed data from 16 studies that examined 286,217 subjects and 11,787 cases of atrial fibrillation.

The research team found a high incidence of atrial fibrillation among cigarette smokers. Evidence from this study suggest that cigarette smoking may significantly increase the risk of atrial fibrillation.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • Zhu W, Yuan P, Shen Y, Wan R, Hong K.
  • Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospial of Nanchang University, Nanchang of Jiangxi, 330006, China. Jiangxi Key Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Nanchang of Jiangxi 330006, China. Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospial of Nanchang University, Nanchang of Jiangxi, 330006, China; Jiangxi Key Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Nanchang of Jiangxi 330006, China. Electronic address: hongkui88@163.com.
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  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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