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Is atrial fibrillation a recessive trait?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Probably not

There are rare cases of genetic atrial fibrillation, however for the most part appears to be a degenerative condition caused by aging and heart disease.
Genes appear to play a minor role only, based on current (evolving) understanding.

In brief: Probably not

There are rare cases of genetic atrial fibrillation, however for the most part appears to be a degenerative condition caused by aging and heart disease.
Genes appear to play a minor role only, based on current (evolving) understanding.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No

Familial atrial fibrillation appears to be inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. Recent studies suggest that up to 30 percent of all people with atrial fibrillation may have a history of the condition in their family.
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In brief: No

Familial atrial fibrillation appears to be inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. Recent studies suggest that up to 30 percent of all people with atrial fibrillation may have a history of the condition in their family.
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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Dr. Ryan Cooley
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