Dawood Darbar Archives
New technique helps spot atrial fibrillation genetic variations
May. 8, 2014—A technique called whole-exome sequencing (WES) has been used for the first time at Vanderbilt University to identify new genetic variations associated with a common disease — a heart rhythm abnormality called atrial fibrillation (AF).
Rhythm response tied to gene variant
Jun. 21, 2013—A genetic variant that increases risk for atrial fibrillation also impacts the response to a common therapy for the heart rhythm disorder.
Study points to personal treatment for atrial fibrillation
Dec. 6, 2011—Individuals with atrial fibrillation who have a particular genetic variant respond better to rate control therapy.