atrial fibrillation

Genetics and a Healthy Heart

February 06, 2013
February is American Heart Month and a time to focus on what remains the nation’s number one killer – heart disease – which is responsible for one in three deaths...
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Barfly Genetics

January 24, 2013
You probably know that smoking and excessive drinking are bad for you. But did you know that your genetics also factor into how much those vices can impact your health?...
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Blood Thinners and the Genetics Behind Drug Response

October 02, 2012
A study in the journal Lancet regarding a new blood thinning drug brings to mind the difficulty doctors and patients have in using anticoagulants to prevent clots that could otherwise...
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African Ancestry and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

September 13, 2012
A study published in March in the journal PLoS ONE suggests that having more African ancestry is associated with higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is one...
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The Ancestry Link For Atrial Fibrillation Risk

January 18, 2012
Atrial fibrillation is more common in people of European descent than in African Americans despite the fact that African Americans as a whole tend to have higher rates of hypertension, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. The reason may be partly genetic.
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variant Associated With Lone Atrial Fibrillation

February 25, 2010
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common irregular heart rhythm, affecting one in four people over the age of 40. While not usually life-threatening on its own, individuals with the...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation And Stroke

July 21, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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