NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A pair of studies has uncovered new variants linked to atrial fibrillation risk, including ones that appear specific to East Asian populations.

Atrial fibrillation, a type of cardiac arrhythmia, is estimated to affect more than 33 million people around the world. Slightly more than a dozen variants have been previously associated with atrial fibrillation risk in Europeans and one in Asians.

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