Rosetta Genomics this week announced the publication of data by company researchers showing that downregulation of microRNA-150 is correlated to atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with chronic systolic heart failure.

The report, which appeared the American Journal of Cardiology, demonstrated that the miRNA's expression was 3.2-fold lower in the platelets and serum of heart failure patients with AF compared with those patients without the arrhythmia.

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