Romano Ward Syndrome
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- Long QT Syndrome without Deafness
- Autosomal Dominant Long QT Syndrome
- Long QT Syndrome Type 1
- Romano-Ward Long QT Syndrome
- Ward-Romano Syndrome
Romano-Ward syndrome is an inherited heart (cardiac) disorder characterized by abnormalities affecting the electrical system of the heart. The severity of Romano-Ward syndrome varies greatly from case to case. Some individuals may have no apparent symptoms (asymptomatic); others may develop abnormally increased heartbeats (tachyarrhythmias) resulting in episodes of unconsciousness (syncope), cardiac arrest, and potentially sudden death. Romano-Ward syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
International Long QT Syndrome Registry
Heart Research Follow-up Program
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY 14642-8653
American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation
508 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20892-0105
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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