Ion Channel Diseases: an Update for 2016

Gordon F. Tomaselli, Andreas Barth

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Abstract

Ion channelopathies are a frequent cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with structurally normal hearts. These are generally Mendelian inherited electrical disorders with variable penetrance and expressivity. The ability to predict the development of life threatening arrhythmias in these patients is challenging. This chapter will present an update on the genetics, the role of genetic testing, and management of the inherited cardiac channelopathies with a focus on the relatively more common syndromes associated with an increased risk of SCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number21
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalCurrent Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Ion channel diseases
  • Sudden cardiac death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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