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Association and impact of hypertension defined using the 2017 AHA/ACC guidelines on the risk of atrial fibrillation in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
Hypertension is an established risk factor for the development of atrial fibrillation (AF). We evaluated the association and population impact of hypertension, defined using the new 2017 guidelines, on risk of AF. In this analysis, we included 9,207 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study without history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Participants underwent blood pressure measurements at baseline and their antihypertensive medication use was assessed. AF wasdoi:10.1101/620393 fatcat:75j6w4ggh5bypimmtegw5swrmy