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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Aug 20 11:47am

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions ANSWERED!

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator, @katrinasorensen

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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!

Dr. Etheridge specializes in pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology, with a specialty in long QT syndrome (LQTS). She currently practices at Intermountain Health Primary Children's Hospital and the University of Utah Pediatric Cardiology Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah where she serves as the Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship and Residency Program. She also travels to Anchorage, Alaska one week out of every few months to see patients at Alaska Children's Heart Center.

To join the Facebook Live session, SADSLIVEjust go to the SADS Foundation's Facebook page. Tomorrow, a new video will be available for you to join with the label "LIVE" in the top left-hand corner (illustrated to the right). You can also view previous Facebook Live Sessions under the Videos tab.

We hope you are able to join the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic and the SADS Foundation this Friday!

Meet other people talking about genetic heart disorders on Mayo Clinic Connect. Join the Heart Rhythm Conditions group to join the conversation, share experiences, ask questions, and discover your support network.

For up-to-date information, please follow Dr. Ackerman and the Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic on Twitter by clicking the links below.

For up-to-date information, please follow Dr. Ackerman and the Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic on Twitter by clicking the links below.

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My son asked me why he has Type O+ blood and his sister and I have A+ blood. I did not have an answer. Can you shed some light?

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My son asked me why he has Type O+ blood and his sister and I have A+ blood. I did not have an answer. Can you shed some light?

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Hi @usnret

That is a great question! A child's blood type is dependent on both the mother's and the father's blood types. If your son takes a look at this chart created by the American Red Cross, he will see that since his father has type A blood, his mother's blood type has to be either A, B, or O for him to have type O blood and his sister to have type A blood. For more information about blood and blood types, you can check out the American Red Cross' website here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/blood-types.html.

Thank you for your question!

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