Items Tagged ‘David Tester’

February 20, 2020

Amish kids were dying mysteriously. Mayo scientists solved it. But can they treat it?

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

MPR Newsby Catharine Richert In 2004, Dr. Michael Ackerman got an unexpected phone call. On the other end of the line was a medical examiner in Kentucky who had recently performed a befuddling autopsy on a 12-year-old Amish girl. “He was perplexed why this seemingly healthy Amish child died suddenly during play,” said Ackerman, a […]

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Tags: David Tester, Dr. Michael Ackerman, MPR News, Uncategorized, Windland Smith Rice Comprehensive Sudden Cardiac Death Program


January 24, 2020

18 Amish children died of rare genetic mutation, study finds

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

Philadelphia Inquirerby Tom Avril When an Amish child fainted after running around outside, the family’s physician was stumped. Results from an electrocardiogram and exercise stress test were normal, and no other cause was apparent. But a few years later at age 12 — again while engaged in everyday physical activity — the child died of […]

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Tags: David Tester, Philadelphia Inquirer, Windland Smith Rice Comprehensive Sudden Cardiac Death Program


January 16, 2020

No one knew why some Amish children were dying suddenly, now researchers have some answers

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich

CNNby Harmeet Kaur After the deaths of the first two children, a medical examiner who conducted the autopsies got in touch with researchers at the Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory in 2004. Researchers at the lab had pioneered the concept of molecular autopsy, using genetic testing to understand the cause of […]

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Tags: CNN, David Tester, Dr. Michael Ackerman, Windland Smith Rice Comprehensive Sudden Cardiac Death Program


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