YES! If your blood pressure is through the roof and you’re not doing much about it, chances are, you’ll develop atrial fibrillation (AF). In fact, some experts cite poorly controlled blood pressure as the single biggest risk factor for AF.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure seems to cause changes in the heart’s structure that make it more likely to develop rapid, erratic heartbeat, the hallmark of AF.
So make sure you get your blood pressure checked regularly and get it to 115/75. If your BP stays higher than this, please let your doctor know and do discuss adding some BP medications. They come in all types and sizes, and you can talk with your doc about what side effects you want (more libido, less libido). There are enough drug classes for treating high BP that you can get just about any side effect you want.
But do get treatment for it!! If you have high blood pressure, take all medicine your doctor prescribes as religiously as you can, and ask about how stress management, diet, and exercise can help bring your numbers under control.