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Long QT Syndrome Research Honored at Major Heart Meeting

Long QT Syndrome Research Honored at Major Heart Meeting

Long QT syndrome type 3 (LQT3) is a rare heart rhythm disorder that causes young people to die suddenly. New research on the disorder will help physicians specifically tailor treatment for each patient and was recognized at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting. 

4/7/2016
What rare diseases do we study at URMC?

What rare diseases do we study at URMC?

Rare diseases affect approximately 25 million people in the U.S., but less than 5 percent of these illnesses have a treatment. With the help of patients and their families, physicians and scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are working to change that. 

2/29/2016
Seeking new treatments for Fragile X syndrome

Seeking new treatments for Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability and autism. There is no cure, but scientists at the School of Medicine and Dentistry are joining the search for new and effective treatments.

6/8/2015
Cardiac Trainee Wins Young Investigator Award from American Physiological Society

Cardiac Trainee Wins Young Investigator Award from American Physiological Society

David Auerbach, Ph.D., a trainee at the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, won the Clinical Science Young Investigator Award – Cardiovascular Section from the American Physiological Society, which recognizes an outstanding junior investigator involved in cardiovascular research. 

4/14/2015
Meds for ADHD, Depression Dangerous in Patients with Heart Rhythm Disorder

Meds for ADHD, Depression Dangerous in Patients with Heart Rhythm Disorder

Last week, several members of URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up team presented new research at the American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Dallas. Among the findings – medications for ADHD and depression are dangerous in patients with Long QT syndrome, a disorder that makes the heart particularly susceptible to arrhythmias.  

11/26/2013
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