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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Oct 14, 2020

Measuring the QTc Pearls and Pitfalls

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
Have you ever wondered what your physician is referring to when they discuss the "QT interval" or how this interval gets measured? To explain the QT interval, we first have to start with a standard electrocardiogram (ECG) and its most common waveforms. An ECG is [...]
Measuring the QTc Pearls and Pitfalls
Sep 30, 2020

Competitive Sport Athletes and Genetic Heart Diseases

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
Are you an athlete with a genetic heart condition that has been disqualified from sports? Do you have a child that loves playing sports, but was told they can no longer play due to their genetic heart disease? Know that there are options! After a full cardiac evaluation, careful [...]
Competitive Sport Athletes and Genetic Heart Diseases
Sep 14, 2020

Check out our updated Video Archive tab!

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
BIG NEWS! We have updated our Video Archive tab! Check out this page filled with over 80 videos from Dr. Michael Ackerman. One of our goals at the Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic is to share as much accurate and vital information as we can about genetic heart conditions. [...]
Check out our updated Video Archive tab!
Sep 8, 2020

Are you ready for the school year?

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
September is here and with that comes the new school year. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to how and where kids are learning are rampant. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone! One thing we want all our families with inherited arrhythmias (e.g. LQTS, BrS, CPVT, [...]
Are you ready for the school year?
Aug 20, 2020

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions ANSWERED!

By Katrina Sorensen, Research Coordinator @katrinasorensen
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! [...]
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions ANSWERED!

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