Low Cost QTc Meter for Long QT Syndrome Screening in Primary Care


About this study

The purpose of this study is to further develop and evaluate a diagnostic procedure suitable for use in an inexpensive diagnostic instrument suitable for screening for Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) in the primary care environment.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infants (Day 0 - 5 years).
  • Long QT Syndrome(LQTS).
  • Newborns without LQTS (Controls).
  • Parental willingness to provide informed consent and follow the study protocol.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Children > 5 years old.
  • Those with genetically elusive LQTS.
  • Infants with congenital heart disease.
  • Infants born < 32 weeks EGA.
  • Patients with a cardiac device implant (pacemaker/ICD).


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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