In 2017, Japanese researchers discovered six new genes associated with atrial fibrillation in Japanese individuals: study involved 8180 patients with atrial fibrillation and 28612 control patients. The genetic loci identified include KCND3, HAND2, NEBL, PPFIA4, SLC1A4-CEP68, and SH3PXD2A for atrial fibrillation.
Low S, Takahashi A, Ebana Y et al.
Identification of six new genetic loci associated with atrial fibrillation in the Japanese population
Nature Genetics 49, 953-958 (2017)
Accessed 18 July 2018
Contributors: Gloria Wu MD, Kevin Lu BS