Analysis of records from nearly 100,000 British patients indicates that gout is significantly associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, both at the time of initial diagnosis and also going forward.
Gout has long been associated with cardiovascular conditions such as heart dysfunction, however, the pathology between the two have remained unclear. A large study analyzed this type of arthritis in connection with atrial fibrillation.
Physicians don't have enough time to properly research each medication on their own. The pharmaceutical industry needs to better teach physicians about their medications instead of driving patients to demand them.