Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) have experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with long QT syndrome in the Long QT Syndrome and Genetic Heart Disorders Clinic. Cardiologists and other experts in this clinic work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Each year Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 850 people with long QT syndrome. Pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have extensive experience treating children who have long QT syndrome and other heart conditions.
In the Long QT Syndrome and Genetic Heart Disorders Clinic, cardiologists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of long QT will provide you with a comprehensive assessment and conduct diagnostic tests to determine the most appropriate therapy for you.
Your cardiologist works with a multidisciplinary team of specialists in cardiovascular diseases, heart surgery (cardiovascular surgery), hereditary conditions (genetics) and other areas to provide you with coordinated care. If you need a consultation for a related medical condition, doctors from many areas can be brought together to examine your condition.
Conditions diagnosed and treated at the Long QT Syndrome and Genetic Heart Disorders Clinic include:
The experts of the Long QT Syndrome and Genetic Heart Disorders Clinic are skilled in both noninvasive and invasive therapies that may be necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of people with inherited heart rhythm disorders. Your comprehensive care plan may involve the following services:
- Genetic testing and counseling
- Risk stratification and diagnostics
- Screening of first-degree family members
- Medical treatments
- Invasive electrophysiology diagnostic testing
- Placement of pacemakers and defibrillators
- Molecular autopsy
The experts of the Mayo Clinic Long QT Syndrome and Genetic Heart Disorders Clinic conduct research to establish new best practices for the treatment of genetic arrhythmias. 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.