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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in the US and Norway has implicated seven loci in atrial fibrillation risk, including two sites not associated with the common heart condition in the past.

"[T]his study identified two [atrial fibrillation] loci that both point to a mechanism of cardiac structural remodeling as a substrate of [atrial fibrillation]," co-corresponding authors Cristen Willer, a researcher at the University of Michigan, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology researcher Kristian Hveem, and their colleagues wrote.

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30
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