Items tagged as "Long QT Syndrome"
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 [...]Created by Traci Klein
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Dana Sparks