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Latest Long QT syndrome Stories

2009-12-02 19:00:00

Long QT syndrome has been known for decades to trigger sudden fainting spells, dizziness, abnormal heart rhythms and tragically, sudden death.

2009-11-15 12:47:26

Targeted postmortem testing to identify genetic mutations associated with sudden unexplained death (SUD) is an effective and less expensive way to determine risk to relatives than comprehensive cardiac testing of first degree relatives.

2009-11-05 15:21:00

Study has Important Implications for Genetic Testing and Individualized Medicine ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov.

2009-11-05 14:52:21

Study has important implications for genetic testing and individualized medicine.

2009-10-14 14:34:53

The most common gene for a syndrome associated with abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death triggers epileptic seizures and could explain sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears today in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

2009-10-12 16:53:19

A multi-national research team has discovered that two genetic factors converge to increase the risk of sudden cardiac death.

2009-05-21 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before your kids are out the schoolroom door and off to the pool or baseball field this summer, take a few preventive steps to help protect their hearts. Prevention may be as simple as making sure children eat nutritious meals, exercise, stay away from cigarettes and have check-ups. Be aware that for some children who have an inherited heart disorder known as Long QT Syndrome, research shows that typical summer activities can trigger sudden...

2009-03-24 09:17:58

A U.S.-German study has linked 10 genes with sudden cardiac death, a condition that accounts for 450,000 U.S.

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2009-03-20 14:17:33

People who suffer an ischemic stroke and also have an abnormality in the heart's electrical cycle are at a higher risk of death within 90 days than people who do not have abnormal electrical activity at the time of emergency treatment.

2009-02-02 17:27:37

Researchers conducting a large, ongoing study to improve detection and prevention of sudden cardiac death were surprised to discover that a specific heart rhythm abnormality – idiopathic QT interval prolongation – increased risk five-fold among patients with coronary artery disease.


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