Ottawa Citizen

Cardiac arrhythmia

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Re: Potentiall­y fatal heart conditions missed all the time, Oct. 23.

This article is both informativ­e and timely. As the article so aptly points out, children and seemingly healthy young adults can be at risk for a cardiac arrest if they are unknowingl­y predispose­d to an inherited rhythm disorder.

It is important to note that when these conditions are correctly identified and treated, cardiac arrest can be averted and normal life expectancy is often the norm.

For your readers who wish more informatio­n on inherited cardiac rhythm disorders, they may wish to visit our website at: www. sads. ca . PAM HUSBAND, Mississaug­a,

Executive director, Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death

Syndromes Foundation

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