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NEW YORK – More than half the genes thought to be involved in long QT syndrome are not supported by sufficient evidence as causative, a new analysis has found.

Seventeen genes have been linked to long QT syndrome, which is characterized by sudden, irregular heart rhythms. These arrhythmias often, but not always, follow stress or exercise and can be fatal.

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