In metabolic syndrome, certain components are evaluated, namely “abdominal obesity, blood pressure, abnormal glucose metabolism and lipid profile”. In addition to be a “lifestyle disease”, metabolic syndrome is also a “predictor of atrial fibrillation (AF)”, which, as other traditional risk factors, increases the risk of developing AF. For this reason, Professor Natália António says it is essential to control it. Watch the video of the interview in the Media articles held during the Arrhythmias 2019 Meeting.