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Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome


Synonyms of Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome
  • Autosomal Recessive Long QT Syndrome
  • Cardioauditory Syndrome
  • Cardioauditory Syndrome of Jervell and Lange-Nielsen
  • Deafness, Congenital, and Functional Heart Disease
  • Surdocardiac Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome is a rare inherited disorder characterized by deafness present at birth (congenital) occurring in association with abnormalities affecting the electrical system of the heart. The severity of cardiac symptoms associated with Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome varies from case to case. Some individuals may have no apparent symptoms (asymptomatic); others may develop abnormally increased heartbeats (tachyarrhythmias) resulting in episodes of unconsciousness (syncope), cardiac arrest, and potentially sudden death. Physical activity, excitement or stress may trigger the onset of these symptoms. Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome is usually detected during early childhood and is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
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    Organizations related to Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome
    • American Academy of Audiology
      11730 Plaza America
      Reston VA 20190
      Phone #: 703-790-8466
      800 #: 800-222-2336
      e-mail: info@audiology.org
      Home page: http://www.audiology.org
    • American Heart Association
      National Center
      Dallas TX 75231-4596
      Phone #: 214-373-6300
      800 #: 800-242-8721
      e-mail: inquire@heart.org
      Home page: http://www.americanheart.org
    • Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation, Inc.
      26425 NE Allen Street #103
      Duvall WA 98019
      Phone #: 425-788-1987
      800 #: 800-404-9500
      e-mail: care@longqt.org
      Home page: http://www.longqt.org/
    • Deaf Communications Institute
      P.O. Box 247
      Fayville MA 01745
      Phone #: 617-872-9496
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Deafness Research Foundation
      8201 Greensboro Drive
      McLean VA 22102
      Phone #: 703-610-9025
      800 #: 800-829-5934
      e-mail: drf@drf.org
      Home page: N/A
    • EAR (Education and Auditory Research) Foundation
      P.O. Box 330867
      Nashville TN 37203
      Phone #: 615-627-2724
      800 #: 800-545-4327
      e-mail: suzanne@earfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.earfoundation.org
    • European Long QT Syndrome Information Center
      Web Site on the Internet
      Nidau Intl 2560
      Phone #: 004-179-4741535
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@qtsyndrome.ch
      Home page: http://www.qtsyndrome.ch
    • Fetal Hope Foundation
      9786 S Holland Street
      Littelton CO 80127
      Phone #: 303-932-0553
      800 #: 877-789-4673
      e-mail: info@fetalhope.org
      Home page: http://www.fetalhope.org
    • International Long QT Syndrome Registry
      P.O. Box 653
      Rochester NY 14642-8653
      Phone #: 585-276-0016
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
      P.O. Box 30105
      Bethesda MD 20824-0105
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: N/A
    • Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation
      508 E South Temple #20
      Salt Lake City UT 84102
      Phone #: 801-531-0937
      800 #: 800-786-7723
      e-mail: sads@sads.org
      Home page: http://www.sads.org



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