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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the March 2014 Issue

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 21, 2014 — Here are highlights from the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial [...]

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Sports Guidelines for Long QT Syndrome Patients May Be Too Strict, Mayo Clinic Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 24, 2012.  Participation in competitive sports by people with long QT syndrome — a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system — has been a matter of debate among physicians. Current guidelines disqualify most LQTS patients from almost every sport. In a first-of-its-kind study, Mayo Clinic's [...]

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Mayo Clinic Led Study on Long QT Syndrome Sheds Light on Genetic Testing

Results of a Long QT Syndrome study in the current issue of Circulation play an important role in understanding genetic testing's role in diagnosing disease, according to the senior author, Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., the Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiologist who directs Mayo's Long QT Syndrome Clinic and is the director [...]

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Researchers Find Heart Disorder Genetic Variants in Stillbirth Cases

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), in a small number of intrauterine fetal deaths or stillbirths. Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D. , pediatric cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, says, “We know that the postmortem evaluation often has not been [...]

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