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aim. The authors had the main aim to identify risk factors and conditions associated with atrial fibrillation which can affect the relapse frequency of arrhythmias in women of working age.
Materials and methods. The research was conducted between 2010 and 2013, and 97 women became the object of the study. All patients were divided into two groups, depending on the frequency of atrial fibrillation recurrence. The analysis of clinical and anamnestic data allowed authors to determine the predictors of atria fibrillation.
Results. The authors have detected such parameters as a present of premature hypertension in family history, lifestyle, body mass index, alcohol consumption, increased resting heart rate with established sinus rhythm, a significant increase in the size of the left atrium, and a moderate increase of the left atrial index; type "D" personality, display of stress and subclinical depression. All these factors were analyzed as predictors of arrhythmia frequency development in women of working age.
Conclusions. The predictors of the recurrences development of atrial fibrillation in women of working age were detected hypertension (its development, duration, and present in the family anamnesis), functional changes in the structure of the heart, and an increased heart rate; psycho-social factors, sedentary lifestyle, increased body mass index, and excessive alcohol consumption.