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The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual SADS Foundation Young Investigator Awards in Cardiac Channelopathies


The 4th Annual SADS Foundation Young Investigator Awards in Cardiac Channelopathies will be administered by the Pediatric and Congenital EP Society (PACES), and were presented at the annual PACES evening meeting, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by Dr. Charles Berul, Chair of the Committee and PACES Vice President for Research. The Presentation was made as part of the Heart Rhythm Society Conference.

San Francisco, CA, May 07, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Winners are:
Basic Science Winner
Author/Investigator: Ahmad Amin, M.D.
Mentor: Arthur Wilde, M.D.
Institution: AMC Amsterdam
Functional Variants in the 3’ Untranslated Region of the KCNQ1-Encoded Kv7.1 Potassium Channel Strongly Modify Disease Severity in Patients with Type 1 Long QT Syndrome
Translational/Clinical Winner

Author/Investigator: Peter Aziz, M.D.
Mentor: Maully Shah, M.D.
Institution: Children’s Healthcare of Philadelphia
Genotype and Mutation Site Specific QT Adaptation during Exercise, Recovery and Postural Changes in Children with LQTS

Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) are genetic heart conditions that can cause sudden death in young, apparently healthy people. These conditions can be treated and deaths can be prevented. SADS conditions cause nearly 4,000 deaths of children and young people every year in the United States.

Family history of unexpected, unexplained sudden death in a young person
Fainting (syncope) or seizure during exercise, excitement or startle
Consistent or unusual chest pain and/or shortness of breath during exercise

About the SADS Foundation
Formed in 1992, the SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation’s mission is to save the lives and support the families of children & young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities. We are committed to promoting the early detection and treatment of these conditions throughout the world. The Foundation distributes materials internationally through grass roots efforts in order to teach families, educators and medical professionals about SADS conditions.

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SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation
Phone: 1.800.STOP-SAD (800.786.7723) www.StopSADS.org
Facebook: www.causes.com/causes/225843 Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SADSFoundation
Contact Information
SADS Foundation
Laura Wall, Vice President
801-641-7148
Contact
www.StopSADS.org

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