Growth above 170 centimeters affect the tendency to develop deadly breach — of atrial fibrillation or of atrial fibrillation. Each additional inch (2.54 centimeters) increases the risk by 3%, scientists from the United States.
Tall people are more prone to irregular heartbeats, said researchers from the University of Pennsylvania. They recommend that owners of high growth regularly examined by cardiologists to exclude yourself from atrial fibrillation.
In atrial fibrillation violated electrical impulses that govern the pumping function of the heart, which results in changed activity of the Atria. These changes lead to abnormal heart rhythm: the heart beats irregularly, periodically, quickly and in some areas of the Atria begins to accumulate in the blood. So can form blood clots, which are then passed to the brain through the bloodstream, threatening human development of stroke. The risk of stroke in the presence of atrial fibrillation is increased five times. The people suffering from it often do not feel that their heart beats irregularly.
For a long time it was believed that the major risk factors for atrial fibrillation are age and high blood pressure. However, the new study found a link between irregular heartbeat and genetic variants responsible for the growth of the person.
Experts have analyzed DNA samples of 1.2 million people. This analysis showed that, with the increase exceeding the bar 170 centimeters, the risk of atrial fibrillation increased by 3 percent with each of 2.54 centimeters.
Source: News Yu