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"Upper Normal" Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men, University of Oslo Study


1/19/2012 7:21:57 AM

Middle-aged men with blood pressure in the upper-normal range are at increased risk for atrial fibrillation later in life, researchers say. Atrial fibrillation -- which affects more than 2.7 million Americans -- is a heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. High blood pressure is a known risk factor for atrial fibrillation.

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