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 29 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Generation and cardiac subtype-specific differentiation of PITX2-deficient human iPS cell lines for exploring familial atrial fibrillation.
 

Author(s): Maike Marczenke, Jakob Fell, Ilaria Piccini, Albrecht Röpke, Guiscard Seebohm, Boris Greber

Journal: Stem Cell Res. 2017 05;21():26-28.

 

Loss-of-function mutations in the PITX2 transcription factor gene have been shown to cause familial atrial fibrillation (AF). To potentially model aspects of AF and unravel PITX2-regulated downstream genes for drug target discovery, we here report the generation of integration-free ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prognosis in Familial Atrial Fibrillation.
 

Author(s): Laurent Fauchier, Arnaud Bisson, Nicolas Clementy

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Outcomes Associated With Familial Versus Nonfamilial Atrial Fibrillation: A Matched Nationwide Cohort Study.
 

Author(s): Anna Gundlund, Jonas Bjerring Olesen, Laila Staerk, Christina Lee, Jonathan P Piccini, Eric D Peterson, Lars Køber, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Emil Loldrup Fosbøl

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We examined all-cause mortality and long-term thromboembolic risk (ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, systemic thromboembolism) in patients with and without familial atrial fibrillation (AF).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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