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Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disease that affects the normal heart rhythm and electrical activity. It may lead to sudden onset and dangerous arrhythmias (irregularities of heart rate and rhythm) which may be brought on by triggers like exercise or stress.
Ferring Pharmaceuticals launches new trial of Degarelix for intermittent androgen deprivation therapy

Ferring Pharmaceuticals launches new trial of Degarelix for intermittent androgen deprivation therapy

Common gene variations found to influence risk factor for sudden cardiac death

Common gene variations found to influence risk factor for sudden cardiac death

Pfizer joins URMC initiative for safety of experimental drugs

Pfizer joins URMC initiative for safety of experimental drugs

Timothy syndrome provides clues about enzyme role in arrhythmias

Timothy syndrome provides clues about enzyme role in arrhythmias

URMC, FDA to collaborate on national data repository for heart research

URMC, FDA to collaborate on national data repository for heart research

Ideal treatment for potentially fatal heart condition changes with age

Ideal treatment for potentially fatal heart condition changes with age

Government funds Rochester heart rhythm disorder research into third decade

Government funds Rochester heart rhythm disorder research into third decade

Global Alliance for Pharmacogenomics

Global Alliance for Pharmacogenomics

Angina drug ranolazine potentially useful against heart rhythm disorders

Angina drug ranolazine potentially useful against heart rhythm disorders

Angina drug ranolazine shows promise for heart rhythm disorders

Angina drug ranolazine shows promise for heart rhythm disorders

Researchers discover new gene responsible for Brugada syndrome

Researchers discover new gene responsible for Brugada syndrome

Overdiagnosis of congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS)

Overdiagnosis of congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS)

New method allows heart beat triggers to be viewed and better understood

New method allows heart beat triggers to be viewed and better understood

Genetic testing helps diagnose Long QT syndrome

Genetic testing helps diagnose Long QT syndrome

Study identifies patients at risk for sudden cardiac death

Study identifies patients at risk for sudden cardiac death

Research could lead to ways to prevent arrhythmias

Research could lead to ways to prevent arrhythmias

Cardiac sympathetic denervation the heart’s control from the sympathetic nervous system

Cardiac sympathetic denervation the heart’s control from the sympathetic nervous system