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What is Romano-Ward syndrome?

What is Romano-Ward syndrome?

  • Romano-Ward syndrome: A genetic heart disorder characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm (long Q-T interval) where the heart takes longer than normal to recharge between beats. The severity of the condition can vary.
  • Romano-Ward syndrome: An autosomal dominant LONG QT SYNDROME, without deafness.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Romano-Ward syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Romano-Ward syndrome: Introduction

Types of Romano-Ward syndrome:

Broader types of Romano-Ward syndrome:

How many people get Romano-Ward syndrome?

Prevalance of Romano-Ward syndrome: estimated 1 per 7,000 people suffer from Romano-Ward syndrome worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Romano-Ward syndrome: approx 1 in 7,000 or 0.01% or 38,857 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Romano-Ward syndrome?

Complications of Romano-Ward syndrome: see complications of Romano-Ward syndrome

What causes Romano-Ward syndrome?

Causes of Romano-Ward syndrome: see causes of Romano-Ward syndrome

What are the symptoms of Romano-Ward syndrome?

Symptoms of Romano-Ward syndrome: see symptoms of Romano-Ward syndrome

Complications of Romano-Ward syndrome: see complications of Romano-Ward syndrome

Can anyone else get Romano-Ward syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Romano-Ward syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Romano-Ward syndrome

Romano-Ward syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Romano-Ward syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Romano-Ward syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Romano-Ward syndrome: Medical Geneticist, Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Romano-Ward syndrome.
Treatments for Romano-Ward syndrome: see treatments for Romano-Ward syndrome
Research for Romano-Ward syndrome: see research for Romano-Ward syndrome

Name and Aliases of Romano-Ward syndrome

Main name of condition: Romano-Ward syndrome

Other names or spellings for Romano-Ward syndrome:

long Q-T syndrome type 1, RWS, Ward-Romano syndrome, WRS, Ventricular fibrillation with prolonged QT interval


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