Question: How complicated is atrial fibrillation if you have a type B aortic aneurysm on top? What consequences can these two pathologies cause? What relationship do they have besides hypertension? Teresa (Chile).
Answer: High blood pressure is a cause of atrial fibrillation, on the one hand, and an aortic aneurysm, on the other. Therefore, the most important thing is to have well controlled blood pressure and act secondarily on its complications. Neither fibrillation potentiates the aortic aneurysm nor vice versa. They are different entities.