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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Mar 20, 2019

Good news for QT syndrome patients

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator, @katrinasorensen


Pictured above is Dr. Ram Rohatgi, Jr. a Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiology fellow and first author of the study discussed in the article referenced below. This story was originally written by Brett Boese and published by the Post Bulletin

There is renewed hope for patients suffering from a potentially-fatal heart rhythm condition known as long QT syndrome. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology by Mayo Clinic researchers, patients with diagnosed and treated genetic heart rhythm syndromes are much less likely to have severe events, such as fainting, seizures, and sudden cardiac death, than previous thought.

This 16-year, groundbreaking study showed that only 8 percent of the 606 patients studied experienced symptoms after treatment. According to Dr. Rohatgi, this may be partly due to earlier recognition and treatment of the disease.

Read the full article here.

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