The description below was taken directly from the NCBI database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP):
This study is part of the NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Whole Genome Sequencing Program. TOPMed is part of a broader Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to provide disease treatments that are tailored to an individual's unique genes and environment. TOPMed will contribute to this initiative through the integration of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) and other -omics (e.g., metabolic profiles, protein and RNA expression patterns) data with molecular, behavioral, imaging, environmental, and clinical data. In doing so, this program aims to uncover factors that increase or decrease the risk of disease, to identify subtypes of disease, and to develop more targeted and personalized treatments. Two genotype call sets derived from WGS are now available, one called Freeze 4 (GRCh37) and another called Freeze 5b (GRCh38), with largely overlapping sample sets. Information about how to identify other TOPMed WGS accessions for cross-study analysis, as well as descriptions of TOPMed methods of data acquisition, data processing and quality control, are provided in the accompanying documents, "TOPMed Whole Genome Sequencing Project - Freeze 4, Phase 1" and "TOPMed Whole Genome Sequencing Project - Freeze 5b, Phases 1 and 2". Please check the study list at the top of each of these methods documents to determine whether it applies to this study accession.
The Vanderbilt Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Registry (VAFAR) was founded in 2011. Patients with AF referred for AF ablation are prospectively enrolled. A detailed clinical history is recorded, along with imaging data (cardiac MRI or CT). Blood samples are obtained for DNA extraction at the time of ablation. Details of the ablation procedure are recorded. Patients are longitudinally followed to monitor for AF recurrence. VAFAR contributed 171 samples submitted to dbGaP for WGS: 115 were from male subjects, of which 113 were white/non-Hispanic and 2 were Hispanic; 56 were from females, of which all 56 were white/non-Hispanic.
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