Some heart rhythm disorders are inherited—including some of the most dangerous ones. So, when one person in your family is diagnosed with an arrhythmia, other members of your family may be affected too. Common hereditary disorders include:
The Hereditary Arrhythmia Clinic at UR Medicine is one of only a handful of centers in worldwide that provides comprehensive management of patients who have hereditary rhythm disorders—as well as serving their families. Using a multidisciplinary approach, we offer vital information and potentially life-saving treatments.
Our clinic can provide treatments and recommendations including medication, defibrillator implantation and lifestyle modifications. After an initial visit, patients may continue to follow up with our physicians or work with their own family physicians or cardiologists for ongoing care.
Our translational research team has established the world’s oldest and largest registry of patients with Long QT Syndrome, the International LQTS Registry. Our clinician scientists work with patients in this registry to discover causes of LQTS, develop new diagnostic tests for LQTS and identify new therapies.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with a heart rhythm disorder that may be hereditary, contact the Hereditary Arrhythmia Clinic at 585-275-4775.
Our multidisciplinary group of clinicians and researchers work together to help patients and their families.