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Medical Experts for Media - Cardiology

Medical Experts for Media - Cardiology

Michael Ackerman, M.D. Ph.D. Raymond Gibbons, M.D. Stephen Hammill, M.D. Sharonne Hayes, M.D. Stephen Kopecky, M.D. Steve Ommen, M.D. Charanjit (Chet) Rihal, M.D. Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D. Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D. __________________________________________________________________________ Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric cardiologist and specialist in genetic heart diseases that cause sudden cardiac [...]

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Mayo Clinic to Host High School Science Conference on March 6

Mayo Clinic researchers have invited approximately 200 area high school students to the 14th biennial Celebration of Research, a daylong conference for students interested in learning about careers in science. The event's keynote address, "Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes: Search the G's, A's, T's and C's," will be presented by [...]

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

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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After Death Genetic Testing

Mayo Clinic scientists presented research at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2009 in Orlando, showing that postmortem testing to identify genetic mutations for sudden unexplained death could be a less expensive manner to determine first-degree relatives risk. Dr. Michael Ackerman, the study's senior author, talks about the research.

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