COVID-19 and our Families with Genetic Heart Disease

Mar 30, 2020 | Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator | @katrinasorensen


We at the Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic know that everyone is worried about the novel COVID-19 virus. We want our patients to know that we are here for you.

Very shortly, we will add a new tab to our Mayo Clinic Genetic Heart Rhythm Connect page that will include all the information you need to know about COVID-19 and genetic heart rhythm disorders. In the meantime, please take a look at the following videos Dr. Ackerman has published regarding COVID-19.

Dr. Ackerman, director of the Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic, answers questions about COVID-19 and SADS conditions:

Dr. Ackerman provides clinicians with an algorithm to safely navigate potential side-effects for Long QT syndrome and sudden cardiac death in conjunction with off-label use of medications to combat COVID-19:

You can also follow Dr. Ackerman and the Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic on Twitter by clicking the links below. We know this is a very stressful time. Rest assured that we will keep you up-to-date on the latest and most accurate information possible.


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