Caterina Morassutto

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BACKGROUND Long-QT syndrome is an inherited cardiac channelopathy characterized by delayed repolarization, risk of life-threatening arrhythmia, and significant clinical variability even within families. Three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 3' untranslated region of KCNQ1 were recently suggested to be associated with suppressed gene expression(More)
Despite being quite frequent and having serious implications in terms of symptomatology and fertility, data on incidence and prevalence of endometriosis and adenomyosis following gold standard definitions are dramatically lacking. The average time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis in industrialized countries still ranges from five to ten years. Using the(More)
The long-QT syndrome (LQTS), probably the best-known genetic disorder causing life-threatening arrhythmias, has become a useful paradigm to study sudden cardiac death in the young. An intriguing feature of LQTS is its incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity which are commonly observed even among members of the same family, all carriers of the same(More)
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