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.
Have you ever wondered what your physician is referring to when they discuss the "QT interval" or how this interval gets measured?
To explain the QT interval, we first have to start with a standard electrocardiogram (ECG) and its
most common waveforms. An ECG is [...]
Are you an athlete with a genetic heart condition that has been disqualified from sports? Do you have a child that loves playing sports, but was told they can no longer play due to their genetic heart disease? Know that there are options! After a full cardiac evaluation, careful [...]
We have updated our Video Archive tab! Check out this page filled with over 80 videos from Dr. Michael Ackerman. One of our goals at the Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic is to share as much accurate and vital information as we can about genetic heart conditions. [...]
September is here and with that comes the new school year. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to how and where kids are learning are rampant. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone!
One thing we want all our families with inherited arrhythmias (e.g. LQTS, BrS, CPVT, [...]
This Friday, August 21st, at 1:20 PM CST, Dr. Susan Etheridge and Dr. Michael Ackerman will be answering the top 10 questions frequently asked by the SADS community over the past 30 years! You will also be able to ask your OWN questions, so make sure you tune in! [...]