Epidemiology and Clinical Characteristics of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Inherited Heart Diseases

We examined frequency, clinical characteristics and AF‐related management and outcomes amongst this patient population.MethodsWe retrospectively studied consecutive probands with inherited cardiomyopathy (n=962) and inherited arrhythmia syndromes (n=195) evaluated between 2002 ‐2018.ResultsAF was observed in 5 ‐31% of patients, with the highest frequency in HCM. Age of AF onset was 45.8 ± 21.9 years in the inherited arrhythmia syndromes compared to 53.3 ± 15.3 years in the inherited cardiomyopathies, with 4 CPVT patients developing AF at median age of 20 years. Overall, 11% of patients with AF had a t ransient ischemic attack or stroke of which a total of 80% were anticoagulated; with 48% of events occurring at a CHA2DS2‐VASc
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