October 18, 2017

Atrial Fibrillation in Families — Video Interview with Dr. Patrick Ellinor on Afib Genetic Risk Factors

In this video, Dr. Patrick Ellinor, electrophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses research into genetic links to atrial fibrillation. The CHARGE AF or AFGen Consortium, which he co-leads, has identified three regions of genetic susceptibility for atrial fibrillation. The researchers have found that individuals with an immediate family member with afib have a significantly increased atrial fibrillation risk.  Dr. Ellinor also shared what patients can do to help with his research.

Watch the video and review the transcript at:
Dr. Patrick Ellinor Discusses Genetics and Atrial Fibrillation — Video

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