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Developed in partnership with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology, and the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS); and in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Pediatric and(More)
and Management of Patients with Inherited Primary Arrhythmia Syndromes Silvia G. Priori, MD, PhD, (HRS Chairperson), Arthur A. Wilde, MD, PhD, (EHRA Chairperson), Minoru Horie, MD, PhD, (APHRS Chairperson), Yongkeun Cho, MD, PhD, (APHRS Chairperson), Elijah R. Behr, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, Charles Berul, MD, FHRS, CCDS, Nico Blom, MD, PhD*, Josep Brugada, MD,(More)
BACKGROUND Data on the Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome (J-LN), the long-QT syndrome (LQTS) variant associated with deafness and caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations on the KCNQ1 or on the KCNE1 genes encoding the I(Ks) current, are still based largely on case reports. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed data from 186 J-LN patients(More)
We have developed a highly sensitive method for detecting prostate cancer cells using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) with primers specific for prostate-specific antigen gene. Forty-four lymph nodes obtained from 22 patients with prostate cancers were analyzed by RT-PCR to detect metastatic prostate cancer cells. RT-PCR could detect(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental studies suggest that the interval between peak and end of T wave (Tpe) in transmural ECGs reflects transmural dispersion of repolarization (TDR), which is amplified by beta-adrenergic stimulation in the LQT1 model. In 82 patients with genetically identified long-QT syndrome (LQTS) and 33 control subjects, we examined T-wave(More)
Many antipsychotic drugs cause QT prolongation, although the effect differs based on the particular drug. We sought to determine the potential for antipsychotic drugs to prolong the QTc interval (>470 ms in men and >480 ms in women) using the Bazett formula in a "real-world" setting by analyzing the electrocardiograms of 1017 patients suffering from(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the cellular and ionic mechanism for QT prolongation and subsequent Torsade de Pointes (TdP) and the effect of verapamil under conditions mimicking KCNQ1 (I(Ks) gene) defect linked to acquired long QT syndrome (LQTS). BACKGROUND Agents with an I(Kr)-blocking effect often induce marked QT prolongation in patients with acquired LQTS.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to address whether D85N, a KCNE1 polymorphism, is a gene variant that causes long QT syndrome (LQTS) phenotype. BACKGROUND KCNE1 encodes the beta-subunit of cardiac voltage-gated K(+) channels and causes LQTS, which is characterized by the prolongation of the QT interval and torsades de pointes, a lethal arrhythmia. D85N, a(More)
Reactivation of the fetal cardiac gene program is a characteristic feature of hypertrophied and failing hearts that correlates with impaired cardiac function and poor prognosis. However, the mechanism governing the reversible expression of fetal cardiac genes remains unresolved. Here we show that neuron-restrictive silencer factor (NRSF), a transcriptional(More)