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last update : 27-02-2009
Symbol ATFB7
Location 12p13.32
Name atrial fibrillation, familial, 7
Corresponding gene KCNA5
Main clinical features
  • the most common sustained cardiac rhythm disturbance, with the most dreaded complication, the thromboembolic stroke
  • cardiac disorder characterized by supraventricular tachyarrhythmia due to uncoordinated atrial activation, a rapid atrial rate of 150300 beats/min, absence of P waves, presence of rapid oscillations or fibrillatory waves (f waves), and inconsistent R-R intervals on electrocardiograms (ECG)
  • Genetic determination autosomal dominant
    Function/system disorder cardiovascular
    Type susceptibility factor
    Gene mutationChromosome rearrangementEffectComments
    nonsense   abnormal protein/loss of function disrupting the atrial-specific channel providing electrical instability