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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Jul 22, 2020

Do you know the SADS warning signs?

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
Do you know the SADS warning signs? Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) are genetic heart conditions that can cause sudden death in young, apparently healthy people. These SADS Conditions include: Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) Brugada Syndrome (BrS) Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardiac (CPVT) Short [...]
Do you know the SADS warning signs?
Jul 15, 2020

Long QT Syndrome: Mayo Clinic Radio

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
Have you ever wondered what exactly long QT syndrome (LQTS) is? "Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heart rhythm condition that can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. These rapid heartbeats might trigger you to suddenly faint. Some people with the condition have seizures. In some severe cases, LQTS can [...]
Long QT Syndrome: Mayo Clinic Radio
Jul 8, 2020

Join Dr. Peter Schwartz and Dr. Ackerman for a Q&A session!

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
This Friday, July 10th, at 11:20 AM CST, Dr. Peter Schwartz will join Dr. Ackerman for SADS Foundation's weekly Facebook Live Q&A session! This will be a generic Q&A session so feel free to ask any of your questions regarding genetic heart rhythm disorders! Dr. Schwartz is the Director [...]
Join Dr. Peter Schwartz and Dr. Ackerman for a Q&A session!
Jun 24, 2020

What is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)?

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
What is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)? An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small, battery-powered device surgically placed in a patient's chest to monitor and detect irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). If an ICD detects a dangerous heart rhythm, it delivers an electric shock via one or more wires (leads) connected to the [...]
What is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)?
Jun 22, 2020

THIS FRIDAY, join Dr. Ackerman and Dr. Charlie Berul for a special Q&A about ICDs and device therapies!

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
This Friday, June 26th, at 1:20 PM CST, Dr. Charlie Berul will join Dr. Ackerman for a special Facebook Live Q&A session about implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and device therapy! If you've ever wanted to know what an ICD is or how one works, here's your chance to ask [...]
THIS FRIDAY, join Dr. Ackerman and Dr. Charlie Berul for a special Q&A about ICDs and device therapies!

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