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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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
Aug 30, 2019

Post Visit III - Dr. Ackerman's Story

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
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 [...]
Post Visit III - Dr. Ackerman's Story
Aug 19, 2019

Avoiding ICD Implantation in Primary Electrical Disease

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
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 [...]
Avoiding ICD Implantation in Primary Electrical Disease
Aug 7, 2019

Saving Lives With Gus: Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
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 [...]
Saving Lives With Gus: Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Jul 22, 2019

Cardiac Channelopathies and ICDs

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
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 [...]
Cardiac Channelopathies and ICDs

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