Burnout linked to irregular heartbeat danger
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A new study finds “burnout” may lead to a irregular heartbeat condition called atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib or AF.
Burnout is that feeling of complete exhaustion caused by chronic, prolonged stress.
According to the CDC, AFib is the common heart rhythm disorder and the leading cause of stroke in the U.S.
In 2017, the agency says AFib was the underlying causes of death in more than 26-thousand people.
Researchers followed more than 11-thousand men and women without AFib, over a span of more than 20 years, and compared findings to those who developed the disease in that time period.
One researcher suggests vital exhaustion is associated with increased inflammation, and increased activation of the body’s physiologic stress response.
And this can harm heart tissue and potentially lead to a AFib development.
Those who suffer from AFib may experience chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue.
But for others AFib id symptomless.