Developmental and genetic aspects of atrial fibrillation.

@article{Postma2009DevelopmentalAG,
  title={Developmental and genetic aspects of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Alex V Postma and Lukas Dekker and Alexandre T. Soufan and Antoon F. M. Moorman},
  journal={Trends in cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          123-30
        }
}
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. The abnormal rhythm is associated not only with a variety of symptoms, such as palpitations, dizziness, or shortness of breath, but also with increased risk of stroke, heart failure, and mortality. A genetic predisposition is suggested by the fact that the relative risk for the development of AF is estimated at 85% in individuals with at least one parent with a history of AF. Current therapeutic… CONTINUE READING
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