Reproductive Decision Making and Genetic Predisposition to Sudden Cardiac Death.

@article{Barlevy2012ReproductiveDM,
  title={Reproductive Decision Making and Genetic Predisposition to Sudden Cardiac Death.},
  author={Dorit Barlevy and David T Wasserman and Marina Stolerman and Kathleen E. Erskine and Siobhan M. Dolan},
  journal={AJOB primary research},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={30-39}
}
BACKGROUND: With current genetic technology, it is possible to detect mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), a hereditary cardiac arrhythmia syndrome. As a result, prospective parents diagnosed with LQTS will have to decide whether or not to prevent its transmission to future generations, either by not procreating or through the use of assisted reproductive technologies or prenatal testing. This paper explores how a hereditary predisposition to sudden cardiac death can influence… CONTINUE READING

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