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URMC, FDA to collaborate on national data repository for heart research
Date:7/9/2008

The THEW will be housed at URMC's Heart Research Follow-up Program. The program is anticipated to be an international effort in the science of heart arrhythmias and a rare genetic condition associated with an abnormal QT interval, called the congenital Long QT Syndrome (LQTS). The university keeps an International Registry for LQTS, and follows thousands of families who have this inherited condition. One of the genetic forms of the QT prolongation syndrome is similar to the drug-induced syndrome, and the university's work focuses on developing the tools to identify individuals with either condition.


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