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HIV tied to 80% increased risk for atrial fibrillation

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that HIV is associated with heightened risk for atrial fibrillation that may lead to a stroke. Based on data from more than 17.3 million people, an 80% higher risk was seen for AFib in patients with HIV, which is comparable to the increased risk for AFib associated with hypertension.

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