Authors: Anselm Gibbs
(OXFORD, U.K.) -- A new study has found that Psoriasis is linked to an increased risk of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and ischaemic stroke.
The study involved approximately 4.5 million individuals, and found that people with severe Psoriasis faced a greater risk of AF. According to the study's findings, which were published in the European Heart Journal, Psoriasis patients were also found to have demonstrated a "severity-dependent increased risk of ischaemic stroke."
A report by BBC News states that the study found the highest risk of stroke to be among young Psoriasis patients, with researchers explaining that this may be as a result of skin and blood vessels sharing similar inflammation sources.
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