Emerging directions in the genetics of atrial fibrillation.

  title={Emerging directions in the genetics of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Nathan R Tucker and Patrick T Ellinor},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={114 9},
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and is associated with increased morbidity. As the population ages and the prevalence of AF continues to rise, the socioeconomic consequences of AF will become increasingly burdensome. Although there are well-defined clinical risk factors for AF, a significant heritable component is also recognized. To… CONTINUE READING