Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Inherited Heart Disease

Background: The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been well described in young patients with inherited heart diseases such as the inherited cardiomyopathies: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC); or inherited arrhythmia syndromes including long QT syndrome (LQTS), Brugada syndrome (BrS) or catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT).
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