Genetic Heart Rhythm Diseases

Welcome to the Genetic Heart Rhythm Diseases page. The Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic, with the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory in Rochester, MN, is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and researching all types of genetic heart rhythm diseases that can cause sudden death.

Follow the Genetic Heart Rhythm Diseases page and stay up-to-date as we post stories, clinical trials, and useful information regarding your genetic heart rhythm condition.

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Sep 25, 2019

Artificial intelligence could help diagnose a deadly heart condition

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
This story originally appeared on cnbc.com and was written by Angelica LaVito. Have you ever felt your heart racing? For most people, this is a normal reaction to things like exercise, fear, stress, anger and even love. Your heart's electrical system is sped up due to your "fight [...]
Artificial intelligence could help diagnose a deadly heart condition
Sep 16, 2019

Return to Play Considerations for Athletes with Genetic Heart Rhythm Diseases

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
Being told that you or a member of your family can no longer participate in sports due to a genetic heart rhythm condition can be devastating. Over the past several years, the idea that patient's with GHDs should be immediately and indefinitely be disqualified from sports is slowly starting [...]
Return to Play Considerations for Athletes with Genetic Heart Rhythm Diseases
Sep 4, 2019

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding and treating long QT syndrome

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
Have you ever wondered what long QT syndrome is? Unsurprisingly, a lot of people have never even heard of this genetic heart rhythm disease. In the following Mayo Clinic Q and A, Dr. Michael Ackerman, a genetic cardiologist and director of the Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm [...]
Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding and treating long QT syndrome
Aug 30, 2019

Post Visit III - Dr. Ackerman's Story

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
Have you ever wondered how Dr. Michael Ackerman, a genetic cardiologist and director of Mayo Clinic's Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic, became interested in genetic heart rhythm disorders? In this video, Dr. Ackerman describes how he became who he is today. From fainting while watching a surgery [...]
Post Visit III - Dr. Ackerman's Story
Aug 19, 2019

Avoiding ICD Implantation in Primary Electrical Disease

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
At the Heart Rhythm Society's 40th Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions in May 2019, Dr. Michael Ackerman, a genetic cardiologist at Mayo Clinic was interviewed by touchCARDIO and was asked, "How can we avoid implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation in primary electrical disease?" Dr. Ackerman answers this very important [...]
Avoiding ICD Implantation in Primary Electrical Disease

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