There is one clinical trial.
In this pilot and feasibility study, the investigators will enroll patients with frequent symptomatic episodes of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a cross-over study testing two different classes of anti arrhythmic drugs (AADs). This pilot and feasibility study will provide preliminary data for a larger study in which the investigators will test the hypothesis that a common AF genetic risk allele modulates response to different AADs.
Blood processing, DNA extraction, and genotyping: Blood samples will be drawn into ethylenediamenetetraacetic acid (EDTA) tubes and immediately refrigerated at 4° C. Plasma will be separated by centrifugation and stored at -80° C. DNA will be extracted from the buffy coat using a commercially available kit (Qiagen Puregene, Valencia, California) and stored at -20° C. Study participants will be genotyped for three common chr4q25 SNPs (rs2200733, rs17570669, and rs3853445) using Sanger sequencing.
Then we will create a second model that replaces the separate chr4q25 SNP terms for a combined chr4q25 risk score calculated by adding the beta-coefficients for the genotypes at rs2200733, rs17570669, and rs3853445 found in the first model.