Familial clustering of atrial fibrillation and comparative longitudinal outcomes of familial and non-familial atrial fibrillation.

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Several studies have suggested that family history of atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important risk factor for AF, with several specific genetic regions now implicated through Genome Wide Association Studies. In addition, familial AF is associated with earlier age of onset and affects patients with fewer comorbid conditions than their non-familial counterparts. While those with familial AF have worse symptoms, all-cause mortality and risk of thromboembolic complications are similar among familial and non-familial AF patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gundlund, A; Olesen, JB; Peterson, ED; Gislason, GH; Fosbøl, EL

Published Date

  • May 9, 2017

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 28485191

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28485191

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2042-6313

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2217/cer-2016-0088


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England