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Brugada Syndrome: A Rare Cardiac Disorder

Posted by Eleina Cox on Feb 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In recognition of American Heart Awareness Month this February and Rare Disease Day on February 28th, this week's blog focuses on a rare cardiovascular disorder known as Brugada syndrome. 

Never heard of Brugada syndrome? 

Continue reading to find out more about this condition.


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Topics: cardiac disorders, rare disease, cardiovascular disorders, cardiogenetics, sudden death, syncope, heart, brugada, brugada syndrome, arrythmias, cardiac arrest

The Cardiovascular Panel: Testing for 12 Types of Inherited Cardiac Disease

Posted by Wendy Sheats on Feb 25, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Clinical Presentations of 12 Types of Inherited Cardiac Disease

Arrhythmia is any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses of the heart. These impulses may happen too fast (tachycardia), too slowly (bradycardia), or erratically. Types of arrhythmias include atrial fibrillation, conduction disorders, premature contraction, ventricular fibrillation, tachycardia, and bradycardia. Arrhythmias can present with a broad spectrum of symptoms including palpitation, a fluttering sensation, fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, and sudden cardiac arrest.

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Topics: cardiac disorders

Genetic Testing for Cardiac Disorders: A Clinician's Guide

Posted by Wendy Sheats on Feb 11, 2016 1:30:00 PM

February is American Heart Month. People and organizations everywhere are speading awareness and dedicating themselves to preventing heart disease and stroke.

The growing body of evidence supporting the role of genetics in cardiovascular disorders has resulted in cardiogenetics becoming an increasingly discussed topic within cardiology. There are many testing options
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Topics: cardiac disorders



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