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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Jun 25, 2019

What is a medical guideline, and how is it created?

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator, @katrinasorensen


Throughout our Mayo Clinic Connect page, we often reference current medical guidelines, but have you ever wondered what a medical guideline is, what they are used for or how they are created?

Medical guidelines are developed through a very rigorous and precise process and are used by medical professionals to to determine the most current and best way to treat their patients. The process of creating a guideline, which includes dozens of experts in the specific field of work, can take anywhere between two to three years to complete.

This article published by the American Heart Associated News goes in depth about what exactly goes in to making a medical guideline and how these guidelines are used to improve the lives of patients.

The most current guidelines related to genetic heart rhythm diseases, some even authored my Dr. Michael Ackerman, the director of the Windland Smith Rice Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic, are available on our Resources tab.

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