Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders (Hyperthyroidism/Hypothyroidism) as Risk Factors for Atrial Fibrillation

Satoshi Higa, Akira Maesato, Sugako Ishigaki, Kazuyoshi Suenari, Yi Jen Chen, Shih Ann Chen

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Risk factors including cardiometabolic and endocrine disorders have a significant impact on atrial remodeling causing atrial fibrillation (AF). Diabetes mellitus and hyperthyroidism are strong independent risk factors for AF and worsen outcomes of rhythm control strategies. An early diagnosis and intervention for these risk factors combined with rhythm control strategies may improve the overall cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge about the AF risk factors diabetes mellitus and thyroid disease, and discusses the impact of the modification of these risk factors on primary and secondary prevention of AF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-75
Number of pages13
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Risk factors
  • Thyroid disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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