Long Workdays May Be Cause Heart Problems

2017-07-24 03:14:26

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A new study suggested that Individuals who worked long hours were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those working standard hours.

The researchers began with 85,494 men and women from Britain, Denmark, Sweden and Finland with no record of atrial fibrillation. They assessed working hours at the start, and then followed them for an average of 10 years, defining incidents of atrial fibrillation with medical records and death certificates.

Researchers concluded that out of 85 494 men and women, those working 55 h or more a week had an approximately 40% higher risk of atrial fibrillation compared with those working a standard 35–40-h week. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and leads to stroke, heart failure, and multi-infarct dementia etc.

Source: nytimes.com, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehx324