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Hi, my name is Dr Warrick Bishop and I'm a cardiologist. I'd like to tell you a bit about who gets atrial fibrillation.

So, it's a condition that we see more and more as people age. So, the elderly are more likely. In fact, fifteen per cent of people over 80 years of age have the condition. But some of the really closely linked associations are long term high blood pressure, so please keep that controlled, being overweight, so keep your weight under control, and consuming too much alcohol. But also anything that can put stress or strain on the heart or the body or even emotional stress can kick off this really common rhythm. It is distressing. It is a huge burden on the community and a big burden on individuals.

If you'd like to know a little bit more about atrial fibrillation and who gets it, I've done a link below to a podcast. Please feel free to enjoy that. In the meantime, keep a finger on your pulse. Keep your blood pressure down. Keep your weight down. Don't drink too much. Look after yourself. And please don't die from a heart attack. Goodbye. 

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