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Latest Long QT syndrome Stories

2013-04-10 16:19:52

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system, in a small number of intrauterine fetal deaths.

2013-04-10 13:28:52

In a molecular genetic evaluation involving 91 cases of intrauterine fetal death, mutations associated with susceptibility to long QT syndrome (LQTS; a heart disorder that increases the risk for an irregular heartbeat and other adverse events) were discovered in a small number of these cases, preliminary evidence that may provide insights into the mechanism of some intrauterine fetal deaths.

Some SSRI Antidepressants Associated With Serious Heart Arrhythmia Risk
2013-01-30 09:47:04

Some antidepressants known as SSRIs have been found to pose a small but serious risk on users’ hearts, according to new research.

2012-06-26 11:50:07

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or stillbirth, where a baby dies in the womb after the 14th week of gestation.

2012-05-31 05:22:27

250,000 people in the U.S. die from sudden cardiac arrest every year. Now, a genetic variant in a cardiac protein could be linked to heart rhythm dysfunction.

2012-03-02 05:54:46

What if reconstructing your family tree could possibly help save your life?

2012-02-29 10:31:13

Reconstructing family trees dating back to 1811, Dutch researchers have estimated the death risk for people with inherited heart rhythm disorders.


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