A contemporary review on the genetic basis of atrial fibrillation.

@article{Roberts2014ACR,
  title={A contemporary review on the genetic basis of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Jason D Roberts and Michael Howard Gollob},
  journal={Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={18-24}
}
Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, and affected individuals suffer from increased rates of heart failure, stroke, and death. Despite the enormous clinical burden that it exerts on patients and health care systems, contemporary treatment strategies have only modest efficacy that likely stems from our limited understanding of its underlying pathophysiology. Epidemiological studies have provided unequivocal evidence that the arrhythmia has a substantial heritable… CONTINUE READING