Other Names for this Disease
- Long QT syndrome 7
- Potassium-sensitive periodic paralysis, ventricular ectopy, and dysmorphic features
- Andersen cardiodysrhythmic periodic paralysis
- Periodic paralysis, potassium-sensitive cardiodysrhythmic type
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long QT syndrome and is also considered a rare form of periodic paralysis. It causes episodes of muscle weakness, changes in heart rhythm (arrhythmia), and developmental abnormalities. Physical abnormalities associated with this condition typically affect the head, face, and limbs. About 60% of cases of Andersen-Tawil syndrome are caused by mutations in the KCNJ2 gene. The cause of the remaining cases remains unknown. This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.Andersen-Tawil syndrome is a type of
Last updated: 8/18/2015
- Andersen-Tawil syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. April 2006; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/andersen-tawil-syndrome. Accessed 8/18/2015.
- Statland JM, Tawil R, Venance SL. Andersen-Tawil Syndrome. GeneReviews. August 6, 2015; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1264/. Accessed 8/18/2015.
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- Identification and Treatment of Sudden Death Conditions in Young Patients. A presentation by David Bradley, M.D., Director, Pediatric Heart Rhythm Service, CS Mott Children's Hospital. Assoicate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan.