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Molecular mechanisms underlying the development of Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of clinical arrhythmia, affecting roughly 1% of the population. While not fatal per se, it is associated with a signiFicant increase in the risk of stroke, accounting for around a quarter of all strokes. AF does not have a clear cause, but it appears to be a progressive remodelling of the atrial tissue characterised by extensive electrical and structural modiFications. Its main risk factors are age, hypertension, heart failure, obesity...

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MSc by Research
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Masters
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University of Oxford

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