Mark A Marieb

Learn More
Recent studies have demonstrated an association between mutations in CACNA1c or CACNB2b and Brugada syndrome (BrS). Previously described mutations all caused a loss of function secondary to a reduction of peak calcium current (I(Ca)). We describe a novel CACNB2b mutation associated with BrS in which loss of function is caused by accelerated inactivation of(More)
BACKGROUND L-type calcium channel (LTCC) mutations have been associated with Brugada syndrome (BrS), short QT (SQT) syndrome, and Timothy syndrome (LQT8). Little is known about the extent to which LTCC mutations contribute to the J-wave syndromes associated with sudden cardiac death. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify mutations in the α1,(More)
BACKGROUND BrS is an inherited sudden cardiac death syndrome. Less than 35% of BrS probands have genetically identified pathogenic variants. Recent evidence has implicated SCN10A, a neuronal sodium channel gene encoding Nav1.8, in the electrical function of the heart. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that SCN10A variants(More)
Advances in technology have enabled the implantation of defibrillators in the pectoral region. Complications encountered with pacemakers may also be observed with defibrillators. We describe two cases of twiddler's syndrome in patients with defibrillators implanted subcutaneously in the left pectoral region.
BACKGROUND With the advent of high throughput sequencing, the identification of genetic causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become an integral part of medical diagnosis and management and at the forefront of personalized medicine in this field. The use of whole exome sequencing for clinical diagnosis, risk stratification, and management of inherited(More)
Because there is controversy regarding the clinical relevance of exercise-induced ventricular arrhythmias, we analyzed their significance in 383 patients who had undergone both exercise thallium-201 stress-testing and cardiac catheterization. Two-hundred twenty-one patients (58%) had no exercise-induced ventricular arrhythmias while 162 (42%) did. There was(More)
Background LA strain, measured by feature-tracking using cine MRI, is an emerging tool for regional evaluation of the left atrium [1-4]. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE MRI) is a method which indicates regions of possible atrial fibrosis. Their regional relationship is not known. Our goal was to compare global and regional left atrial (LA) strain in atrial(More)
BACKGROUND Long QT syndrome (LQT) is a pro-arrhythmogenic condition with life-threatening complications. Fifteen genes have been associated with congenital LQT, however, the genetic causes remain unknown in more than 20% of cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen patients with history of palpitations, pre-syncope, syncope and prolonged QT were referred to(More)