AliveCor, Mayo Clinic developing AI screening test for heart condition that causes sudden death
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic once again, this time to develop algorithms to screen for Long QT syndrome, a heart condition that can often cause sudden death, especially in children. The partnership also includes an additional, undisclosed investment in AliveCor from Mayo Clinic. Long QT syndrome is named for the interval between the Q Wave and the T Wave on an ECG. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Arthur Moss Receives Heart Rhythm Society ’s Pioneer in Cardiac Pacing and EP Award
Arthur J. Moss, M.D., received the award for his dedication to understanding and treating electrical disturbances of the heart, including cardiac arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, heart failure and Long QT syndrome. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - May 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Energy Drinks May Make Rare Heart Condition More Dangerous
Those with long QT syndrome had spikes in blood pressure, heart muscle recharged more slowly, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arrhythmia, Caffeine, High Blood Pressure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Energy Drinks May Make Rare Heart Condition More Dangerous
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 -- Energy drinks can be deadly for people with a certain genetic heart condition, a small study warns. Called long QT syndrome (LQTS), the condition affects 1 in 2,000 people and can cause a rapid, irregular heartbeat that can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel Made Me Cry
Jimmy Kimmel is one funny guy. Do you remember when he duped the world with a video of a twerking girl who caught on fire? Almost 23 million people (suckers) watched that video. That’s the equivalent of every single person living in Ohio and Pennsylvania! What about his stunt at the Oscars when his mother made and served PB&J sandwiches to the celebrity audience? Classic. Given all of his antics, I never expected that Jimmy would make me cry. I never imagined that I would see Jimmy act like me, scared and completely vulnerable. This wasn’t a sketch. This was real life. On April 28, Jimmy and his wife welcomed their sec...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Perspective] Twists and turns in gating ion channels with voltage
The discovery of mutations that make flies shake or dance was a major breakthrough in neuroscience (1) because it led to the identification of genes for an array of ion channels that are selectively permeable to potassium ions. The gene mutated in the dancing flies, christened “Ether-a-go-go” (EAG) because the flies move like go-go dancers in response to ether (2), encodes the founding member of the KCNH family of voltage-activated potassium (Kv) channels, which play critical roles in regulating excitability, irregular heartbeat (cardiac long QT syndrome), epilepsy, and cancer (3). On page 664 of this issue, Whicher an...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Gilman E. S. Toombes Tags: Structural Biology Source Type: news

The Heart-Brain Connection: The Link between LQTS and Seizures
Patients carrying certain mutations that cause Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures and have more severe cardiac symptoms, according to a new study out of the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study is the first to demonstrate a link between LQTS and seizures. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The heart-brain connection: The link between LQTS and seizures
Patients carrying certain mutations that cause Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures and have more severe cardiac symptoms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The heart-brain connection: The link between LQTS and seizures
( < i > University of Rochester Medical Center < /i > ) Patients carrying certain mutations that cause Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures and have more severe cardiac symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Sudden Seizure?
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 20-year-old man presents to the ED after he suddenly collapsed while making popcorn. His girlfriend immediately called EMS, and when they arrived he was in TDP followed by ventricular fibrillation. His family and girlfriend denied any medical history, medications, or substance abuse, and a tox screen was negative. His family history is only significant for an older sibling who died suddenly of unknown causes suddenly at age 21. At the hospital, after cardioversion by EMS, his ECG looked like the image below, and the patient likely has congenital long QT syndrome. What would be a likely...
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 16, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

The $600,000 Vacation
This vacation was out of control. Their room was $5,900 a night. The helicopter ride cost $36,347. They spent more than $1,000 a day on drugs. It was like nothing I'd ever heard of before. Last summer, my friends took their family to Virginia. They rented a nice house with a pool - a prerequisite for three kids under the age of ten. One beautiful day hanging out around the pool, they turned around and found one of their children at the bottom of it . . . unconscious. For twenty-six minutes, they performed CPR and waited for the paramedics to arrive. For twenty-six minutes, he didn't breath and his heart didn't pump. Wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother and two daughters suffer from a rare heart condition Long QT syndrome
Lisa Mitchell, 28, and her daughters, Ellie, seven, and Amelie, four, pictured, suffer from a rare cardiac disease that means their hearts could stop beating if they are shocked or startled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-induced long QT syndrome increases the risk of drowning - Vincenzi FF.
There is strong evidence linking inherited long QT syndromes with an increased risk of drowning due to fatal arrhythmias in the water. Drug-induced long QT syndrome (DILQTS) is hypothesized to increase the risk of drowning by similar mechanisms. It is sugg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Long-QT Syndrome: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?Long-QT Syndrome: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't?
Dr Mandrola reviews a Mayo Clinic study on patients referred for possible LQTS. It reveals that many don't have the condition and unnecessary ICD implantation can lead to severe complications. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 21, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Long-QT Syndrome Overdiagnosed, Overtreated in Cohort StudyLong-QT Syndrome Overdiagnosed, Overtreated in Cohort Study
It's a difficult diagnosis, and there are valid concerns about missing it, which can lead to overdiagnosis and maybe "overaggressive treatment, including overzealous implantation of an ICD." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news