December 13, 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 […]

Role of Genetics in Atrial Fibrillation

Do you ever wonder if your atrial fibrillation is linked to your parents or even your grandparents? It’s worth thinking about the role of genetics in your afib. We recently talked about how atrial fibrillation may run in families. A new study has shown that yet another gene is involved in atrial fibrillation that runs […]