Familial Atrial Fibrillation

Familial atrial fibrillation is an autosomal dominant heart condition that causes disruptions in the heart's normal rhythm. This condition is characterized by uncoordinated electrical activity in the heart's upper chambers (the atria), which causes the heartbeat to become fast and irregular.

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Atrial Tachycardia
... Atrial tachycardia is a type of atrial arrhythmia in which the heart's electrical impulse comes from an ectopic atrial pacemaker rather than from the SA node ... Atrial tachycardias are characterized by very regular rates ranging from 140–220 bpm ... One form is multifocal atrial tachycardia ...
Familial Atrial Fibrillation - Cause
613055 ? 16q22 Mutations in the KCNQ1 gene cause familial atrial fibrillation ... The KCNE2 and KCNJ2 genes are associated with familial atrial fibrillation ... A small percentage of all cases of familial atrial fibrillation are associated with changes in the KCNE2, KCNJ2, and KCNQ1 genes ...
Michel Haïssaguerre - Areas of Research
... work focuses on cardiovascular electrophysiology, particularly on atrial fibrillation ... He is best known for his remarkable contributions in the area of atrial fibrillation ablation ... to detect the importance of pulmonary vein triggers and drivers in the genesis of atrial fibrillation ...
Tedisamil - Molecular Problem
... Atrial arrhythmias are the most common type of arrhythmia with several subtypes currently described, including atrial fibrillation ... In atrial fibrillation, there is continual quivering of the atria as contraction of the muscle is uncoordinated ... coordinated excitement and inactivation of atrial muscle cell ion channels resulting in uniform contraction and relaxation of the muscle fibres ...
... class III antiarrhythmic agent currently being investigated for the treatment of atrial fibrillation ... While the effects of tedisamil have been demonstrated in both atrial and ventricular muscle, repolarization is prolonged more efficiently in the atria ... and is currently in phase III of clinical testing for atrial fibrillation ...

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