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.

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Post Visit III - Dr. Ackerman's Story

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator, @katrinasorensen

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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 age 14, to attending Luther college and having to choose between medicine and the ministry, to attending Mayo Clinic Medical School, and finally to meeting the patient that changed his career trajectory forever, you'll get to know who Dr. Ackerman is and why he does what he does.

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