Mayo Clinic has been a leader in lab research related to identifying people who are at greatest risk of sudden cardiac arrest related to long QT syndrome and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory works to identify the genes involved in the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young individuals. Mayo researchers have discovered more than eight susceptibility genes for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and long QT syndrome. They are actively working to identify additional sudden cardiac arrest risk factors and the characteristics of those individuals at greatest risk.
See a list of publications by Mayo doctors on sudden cardiac arrest on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
Read more about Mayo Clinic research on sudden cardiac death.