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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 doctors have expertise and experience in evaluating and treating people who have long QT syndrome.
  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) and other doctors care for people who have long QT syndrome. Doctors trained in treating children who have heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) care for children who have long QT syndrome at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors in the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota research genetics, risks, causes, and diagnostic and treatment options for long QT syndrome and other causes of sudden death.

Related book: Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life! book provides an easy-to-follow plan to prevent and conquer heart disease.

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.

Apr. 20, 2012