A first-degree family history in lone atrial fibrillation patients.

@article{Marcus2008AFF,
  title={A first-degree family history in lone atrial fibrillation patients.},
  author={Gregory M. Marcus and Lisa Marie Smith and Eric Vittinghoff and Zian H. Tseng and Nitish Badhwar and Byron K. Lee and Randall J. Lee and Melvin Scheinman and Jeffrey E. Olgin},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={
          826-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) may be due to an inherited trait, particularly in lone AF patients. A family history of AF in lone AF patients has not previously been compared with a family history of patients with AF and established risk factors (non-lone AF). OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the frequency of having a first-degree relative with AF in lone and non-lone AF patients. METHODS We performed a case-control study of consecutive subjects presenting to a single… CONTINUE READING
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