Study: Statin use cuts A-fib risk in hypertensive elderly patients

Elderly patients with high blood pressure who take statins face lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, which is linked to stroke, according to a study to be presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society. Researchers in Taiwan examined the records of around 27,000 elderly patients and found that statins lowered the risk of irregular heartbeat by 19% regardless of other medical conditions.

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