Trials and Fibrillations is a blog on the Heart.org, by Kentucky physician John Mandrola. He happens to be an electrophysiologist, thus the blog title. We wanted to offer up here one of his recent posts — for reasons very apparent you’ll if you read it — in which he outlines his recent experience at a presentation by Mayo Clinic cardiologist and long QT expert Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.
The talk is titled Five Reasons To Not Do Genetic Testing. It seems counterintuitive, but there are instances when testing isn’t the best approach — including when there’s no one around to properly interpret the results. But we’d rather that you hear Dr. Mandrola’s take on the talk…and on Dr. Ackerman. In any case, we’re glad he’s in the house.