Atrial Fibrillation Familial

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Atrial Fibrillation Familial

Atrial fibrillation is the uncontrolled twitching of the upper chambers of the heart (atria). This is a relatively common heart rhythm disorder that can inherited from parents, as in the case of familial atrial fibrillation. Usually, the heart beats at a very purposeful beat, with electrical signals keeping the rhythm of contractions, or pumps, at a regular rhythm. When the electrical signals to the atria conflict with each other, they cause quivering, or fibrillations. Someone with atrial fibrillation may feel dizziness, chest pain, and fast heart rate. The major serious complication of this disorder is that it can cause a blood clot to form in the heart which may then go to the brain causing a stroke. Because of this blood thinners are often prescribed to prevent clots. Medications and the implantation of electrical devices can restore regular heart rate in someone who has atrial fibrillation.

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The terms "Atrial Fibrillation Familial" returned 32 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A KCNQ1 mutation causes a high penetrance for familial atrial fibrillation.
 

Author(s): Daniel C Bartos, Jeffrey B Anderson, Rachel Bastiaenen, Jonathan N Johnson, Michael H Gollob, David J Tester, Don E Burgess, Tessa Homfray, Elijah R Behr, Michael J Ackerman, Pascale Guicheney, Brian P Delisle

Journal: J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.. 2013 May;24(5):562-9.

 

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and its incidence is expected to grow. A genetic predisposition for AF has long been recognized, but its manifestation in these patients likely involves a combination of rare and common genetic variants. Identifying genetic ...

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2013

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Novel GATA5 loss-of-function mutations underlie familial atrial fibrillation.
 

Author(s): Jian-Yun Gu, Jia-Hong Xu, Hong Yu, Yi-Qing Yang

Journal: Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2012 Dec;67(12):1393-9.

 

This study aimed to identify novel GATA5 mutations that underlie familial atrial fibrillation.

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2013

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Familial atrial fibrillation predicts increased risk of mortality: a study in Danish twins.
 

Author(s): Ingrid Elisabeth Christophersen, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Morten S Olesen, Stig Haunsø, Kaare Christensen, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen

Journal: Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013 Feb;6(1):10-5.

 

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia. Several studies have shown association of genetic variants with AF and that familial AF increases the risk of AF. We have previously shown a substantial heritability of AF in a twin study. The objective of this study was to determine ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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The terms "Atrial Fibrillation Familial" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetics of familial atrial fibrillation.
 

Author(s): Oscar Campuzano, Ramon Brugada

Journal: Europace. 2009 Oct;11(10):1267-71.

 

Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains one of the most common and challenging arrhythmias encountered in clinical practice. While familial forms had remained mostly unknown, in this last decade, the identification of genetic defects, which mainly affect ionic currents, has been the key ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2009

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Program for the Identification of "Actionable" Atrial Fibrillation in the Family Practice Setting
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Atrial Fibrillation

 

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2014

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