Hip circumference found to be new factor in Afib: What to do?

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2011-07-04 22:32:43 -0500
Started 2011-07-02 23:19:11 -0500

I read a lot of medical articles and wasn't expecting this when I started reading a new study on atrial fibrillation, but there it was. Buried in the analysis was a surpising find that fat in the hips can contribute to afib! The researchers theorized that leptin found in the hip fat was a cardio-stimulant. I posted a link to the article here:


Weight loss can be helpful and there is also a lot of talk about reducing your Body Mass Index (BMI). Now it seems the real culprit may be hip fat!

Anyone discuss this with their docs or know of an effective "hip fat reduction" program. How about liposuction to cure afib, lol! Seriously though, anybody heard anything?


2 replies

arkansasurviver 2011-07-04 22:07:17 -0500 Report

So in this study does it say If the patients already were diagnosed or this was their first occurrence with heart problems?

HeartHawk 2011-07-04 22:32:43 -0500 Report


This population was composed of persons with high-risk factors and/or known heart disease so these were not "first timers."