Burnout Syndrome May Cause Heart Diseases: Study

Burnout syndrome that makes people feel extremely tired, devoid of energy, and irritable. It is associated with potential heart disease for people. Research recently issued in the Preventive Cardiology European Journal found that burnout syndrome may lead to the onset of heartbeat disturbances.

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rate problem that is the most common form. It increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. However, the reason why atrial fibrillation occurs is not fully understood.

Psychological troubles, i.e., psychological distress, have been suggested as the risk factor for atrial fibrillation. But previous studies showed some mixed results. Furthermore, until now, the specific association between burnout syndrome and atrial fibrillation was not evaluated.