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.
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Dr. Patrick Ellinor Discusses Genetics and Atrial Fibrillation — Video