Referral to Weight Management Centers in Obese Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Prospective Review on Weight Loss Efficacy, Atrial Fibrillation Burden, and Therapeutic Practices (REWEIGH-AF Study)


Atrial fibrillation (an irregular and often fast heart rhythm problem) and being overweight are common problems that many patients have.

Reducing weight has been shown to decrease the symptoms that AF patients experience, although more information is still needed.

This study will monitor patients with atrial fibrillation as they are managed by the Calgary Weight Management Center for weight loss, quality of life, AF symptoms and other cardiac symptoms or events.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 75

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

>18 years
Diagnosed with atrial fibrillation by a cardiologist
Body Mass Index (BMI) > 30
Willingness to be referred to Calgary Weight Management Center

Exclusion criteria:

If heart attack in last year
Heart surgery in last year
Active cancer
Severe liver kidney disease (on dialysis)
Very weak heart muscle
Severe heart valve disease


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-Dr. Christopher Pekrul -Jennifer McKeage RN

Principal investigator:

Vikas Kuriachan

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