Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have driven a paradigm shift in the modeling of human disease; the ability to reprogram patient-specific cells holds the promise of an enhanced understanding of disease mechanisms and phenotypic variability, with applications in personalized predictive pharmacology/toxicology, cell therapy and regenerative medicine. This research will collect blood or skin biopsies from patients and healthy controls for the purpose of generating cell and tissue models of Mendelian heritable forms of heart disease focusing on cardiomyopathies, channelopathies and neuromuscular diseases. Cardiomyocytes derived from hiPSCs will provide a ready source of disease specific cells to study pathogenesis and therapeutics.
• All patients and family members 18 years of age or older with inherited cardiac arrhythmias including LQTS, Brugada Syndrome (BrS), cathecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) or early repolarization syndrome (ERS) are eligible for enrollment.
• All enrolled patients will have undergone clinically indicated genetic testing.
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