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.
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 [...]
Have you ever wondered exactly how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? In this video on Mayo Clinic's YouTube Channel from the video series Saving Lives With Gus from Mayo Clinic's Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Dr. Raaj K. Ruparel explains how to use an AED and discusses several other [...]
In this 35 minute lecture, Dr. Michael J. Ackerman, genetic cardiologist and director of the Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus stresses the significant need in the community of heart rhythm specialists to increase the competency of health care providers taking care of patients with sudden [...]
If you or one of your family members has been diagnosed with a genetic heart rhythm disorder, you already have had to deal with a lot of struggles that come with it. If you or one of your family members is a competitive athlete, these struggles are ten-fold.
Throughout our Mayo Clinic Connect page, we often reference current medical guidelines, but have you ever wondered what a medical guideline is, what they are used for or how they are created?
Medical guidelines are developed through a very rigorous and precise process and are used by medical [...]