Study links heart scarring to heart failure, sudden death

04/17/2013 | HealthDay News

People with left anterior fascicular block were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure, and more likely to experience sudden cardiac death, according to a study of more than 1,600 people ages 66 and older. The findings may indicate that "LAFB, even in the absence of known high blood pressure or diabetes, should be thought of as a cardiovascular risk factor," the author said. The findings appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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