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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Nov 13, 2019

Nadolol Efficacy and the Risk of Limiting Access to this Life-Saving Medication

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
Imagine this: You've been diagnosed with a rare genetic heart rhythm disorder that, left untreated, can cause serious symptoms such as syncope, seizures, and even sudden death. Luckily, early diagnosis by your cardiologist has led to the effective management of your condition with a simple once-a-day dose of medication. [...]
Nadolol Efficacy and the Risk of Limiting Access to this Life-Saving Medication
Nov 1, 2019

ALERT: Flu season is here! Get your vaccination today!

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
The cold weather is here and the flu season is officially underway. Sadly, during the 2017-2018 flu season nearly 200 children died from influenza while thousands more were hospitalized. This, however, can be prevented. The flu shot is the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications. Currently, [...]
ALERT: Flu season is here! Get your vaccination today!
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

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