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Attrial Fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia causing a fast and irregular heartbeat

Patients often have a heart rate of >150 beats per minute

1 in 4 persons over the age of 55 years have atrial fibrillation

5X

Atrial fibrillation patients have a 5X greater risk of stroke

60 %

60% of atrial fibrillation can be explained by the presence of 1 risk factor

>12

>12 genetic variants associated with atrial fibrillation have been discovered by GWAS studies

5x

Management of atrial fibrillation consists of 5 domains

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Michiel Rienstra, MD, PhD

Dr. Michiel Rienstra attended medical school at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, received his MD cum laude. Obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He completed his cardiology training at the University Medical Center Groningen, followed by training as device cardiologist. Michiel Rienstra is an Associate Professor at the University of Groningen, and cardiologist at the University Medical Center Groningen, specialized in atrial fibrillation, devices and advanced heart failure. In 2017, Michiel starts as clinical director of the Cardiology department, University Medical Center Groningen. Read More

Isabelle C. Van Gelder, MD, PhD

Professor Dr. Isabelle C. Van Gelder attended medical school at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and received her MD in 1986. She obtained her PhD at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands (Atrial fibrillation in the nineties). She completed her cardiology training at the University Medical Center Groningen in 1994, followed by training as electrophysiologist. Isabelle C van Gelder is Professor at the University of Groningen since 2006, and cardiologist-electrophysiologist at the University Medical Center Groningen since 1995, specialized in electrophysiology and atrial fibrillation. Read More

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