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To investigate the correlation between exercise and atrial fibrillation(Af), and to analyze the other factors related to the occurrence of atrial fibrillation.
9839 hospitalized patients in department of Cardiology of our hospital (May 2014 ∼ October 2015) were selected, of whom 964 patients were with atrial fibrillation. Grouping according to the degree of exercise: 6949 cases of patients with very little or no exercise, 2890 cases of moderate exercise. All patients had the measurement of blood pressure, height, waist circumference, BMI and other related indicators, and then statistical (binary logistic) analysis was done.
The incidence of atrial fibrillation was 9.80%, the incidence of Af among the patients with little or no exercise was 11.66% (810 cases), and the incidence in patients with moderate exercise was 5.33% (154 cases), Logistic regression analysis showed that moderate exercise can significantly reduce the incidence of atrial fibrillation occurence (P<0.001). Meanwhile, sex, taking antihypertensive drugs and other factors were associated with the occurrence of atrial fibrillation.
The occurrence of atrial fibrillation is affected by many factors, and exercise is one of them. Moderate exercise can reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation.