Genetics of sudden cardiac death syndromes.

  title={Genetics of sudden cardiac death syndromes.},
  author={Nagesh Chopra and Bj{\"o}rn C Knollmann},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  volume={26 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To survey recent developments in the field of genetics encompassing discovery of new candidate genes, new diagnostic strategies, and new therapies for sudden cardiac death (SCD) syndromes. RECENT FINDINGS In addition to new mutations in known SCD genes, several novel genes not previously implicated in SCD causation have been found, particularly in long QT syndrome (e.g., KCNJ5, AKAP9, SNTA1), idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (e.g., DPP6, KCNJ8), dilated cardiomyopathy (e… CONTINUE READING