November 6th, 2009

Research findings key for understanding, interpreting genetic testing for long QT syndrome

By Kelley Luckstein

Results of a long QT syndrome (LQTS) study published in the current issue of Circulation play an important role in understanding genetic testing's role in diagnosing disease, according to the senior author, Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D. A pediatric cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ackerman directs Mayo's Long QT Syndrome Clinic and is the director of the Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory.

 

Visit the Mayo Clinic News Blog for additional information on the study findings and to watch a video of Dr. Ackerman.

 

Science Codex, 11/5/09

 

Additional coverage:

Reuters

Tags: Cardiology, heart disease, Long QT Syndrome

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