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Factor V Leiden mutation linked to atrial fibrillation

A novel cohort study from Norway found that specifically men with factor V Leiden (FVL) have an elevated risk for atrial fibrillation. However, FVL was not identified as a general risk factor for ischaemic stroke [1].

Arterial fibrillation is an established prothrombotic disease that may lead to ischaemic stroke. The FVL mutation is known to be a risk for venous thromboembolism and is also connected with arterial disease and unfavourable outcomes of pregnancies in carriers. The focus of the study presented by PhD student Erin Mathiesen Hald (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway) was a possible association of FVL with atrial fibrillation and successive ischaemic stroke.

Data for this analysis was obtained from a sub-cohort of 3,663 subjects from the fourth survey of general population within the Tromsø Study (1994/1995). Blood samples from all participants were analysed for FVL genotype, and cases of atrial fibrillation and ischaemic stroke we...



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