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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]