Two new biomarkers could help diagnose atrial fibrillation

January 7, 2019

The research was conducted by scientists from the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences.

The team found that older male patients with a high body mass index are at a higher risk of atrial fibrillation.

They further observed that the heart condition in these patients can be identified by screening for increased levels of the brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) hormone and fibroblast growth factor-23 protein.