"Upper Normal" Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men, University of Oslo Study
Published: Jan 19, 2012
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.