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Sudden Infant Death Gene

Posted Oct 22 2008 6:18pm

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Recently in the medical journal of the American Heart Association "Circulation"several articlesappeared regardingSudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).Namely that a significant percentage 9.5% of all cases of SIDS can be attributed toLong QT syndromeand othercongenital arrythmias.
Now before you go and get your child genetically tested!!!! Something that a DTC testing company would try and have you do. I suggest a screeningEKG
This is a simple and more appropriate test to evaluate arrythmias (funny heart beats). TheAmerican Academy of Pediatrics is hotly debatingwhether to include this, just like including the newborn screen and hearing screen.
Either way you slice it, I am asking my daughter's pediatrician for an ekg!
Wouldn't you?
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