Sodium current disorders: Geneticist's view

Silvia G. Priori, Yanfei Ruan, Sean O'Rourke, Nian Liu, Carlo Napolitano

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Cardiac sodium channel is responsible for pulse generation and conduction in the heart. Rapid progression in molecular genetics has greatly enlarged the field of sodium current disorders. Identification of the underlying genetic variants has improved understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanism. Genetic tests allow physicians to diagnose concealed/borderline cases, perform risk stratification, and select gene-specific and/or mutation-specific therapies. Appropriate selection of the candidates for genetic screening is essential to optimizing the cost/benefit ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-833
Number of pages9
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014


  • Genetics
  • Ion channel
  • Sodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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