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Recent research advances in the relationship between caffeine intake and atrial fibrillation

ZHOU Dan-dan, HONG Jiang   

  1. Department of Cardiology, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200080, China
  • Online:2017-03-28 Published:2017-03-30
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, 81570293


Atrial fibrillation is one of common arrhythmias and can significantly increase risks of stroke and heart failure with high rates of mortality and disability. The incidence of atrial fibrillation increases year by year due to aging population, high incidences of coronary heart disease and hypertension, and lifestyle changes. As one of widely consumed drinks in the world, coffee affects the daily life of modern people. The intake of caffeine, which is the main ingredient of coffee, can influence the incidence of atrial fibrillation, but the relationship between them is still controversial. Most studies deem that the intake of caffeine is negatively correlated with the incidence of atrial fibrillation. This paper reviews current studies in China and abroad on the relationship between the intake of caffeine and the incidence of atrial fibrillation.

Key words: caffeine, atrial fibrillation, relationship