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A Second Opinion for Trevor

Shortly after he was born in early 2008, Trevor King was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome, a condition that could cause sudden cardiac death. He may be the youngest patient ever to get a pacemaker-defibrillator, a device that sends an electric shock to the heart when it detects a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm. But in [...]

  • Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic has one of the largest, dedicated long QT syndrome specialty clinics in the nation. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) have expertise and experience in evaluating and treating people who have long QT syndrome. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 850 people each year with long QT syndrome.

    Pediatric cardiologists at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have extensive experience caring for children who have long QT syndrome and other heart conditions.

  • Multidisciplinary team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors in many areas work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care.
  • Individualized approach. Doctors at Mayo Clinic work with you to provide exactly the care you need.
  • Treatment expertise. Doctors with expertise in long QT syndrome treat both adults and children with long QT syndrome in the Long QT Syndrome/Genetic Heart Rhythm Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

    Doctors trained in heart rhythm conditions have experience treating adults with long QT syndrome and other heart rhythm conditions at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

  • Research. Mayo doctors in the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota research genetics, risks, causes, and diagnostic and treatment options for long QT syndrome and other causes of sudden death.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

Oct. 27, 2015