Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome

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Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

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

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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.

Resources

International Long QT Syndrome Registry
Heart Research Follow-up Program
Box 653
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY 14642-8653
Tel: (585)276-0016
Fax: (585)273-5283
Email: heartajm@heart.rochester.edu

Deafness Research Foundation
363 Seventh Avenue,10th Floor
New York, NY 10016-3904
United States
Tel: (212)257-6140
Fax: (212)257-6139
Tel: (866)454-3924
TDD: (888)435-6104
Email: jpizarro@drf.org/
Internet: http://www.drf.org/

American Heart Association
8200 Brookriver Drive
Suite N-100
Dallas, TX 75247
Tel: (214)784-7212
Fax: (214)784-1307
Tel: (800)242-8721
Email: Review.personal.info@heart.org
Internet: http://www.americanheart.org

Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation
508 E. South Temple
Suite 202
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
USA
Tel: (801)531-0937
Fax: (801)531-0945
Tel: (800)786-7723
Email: laura@sads.org
Internet: http://www.sads.org

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20892-0105
Tel: (301)592-8573
Fax: (301)251-1223
Email: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (C.A.R.E)
427 Fulton Street
P.O. Box 69
Seymour, WI 54165
USA
Tel: (920)833-7000
Fax: (920)833-7005
Tel: (800)404-9500
Email: care@careforhearts.org
Internet: http://www.longqt.org

QTsyndrome.ch
Ronnerweg 2
Nidau, Intl 2560
Switzerland
Tel: 0041794741535
Email: info@qtsyndrome.ch
Internet: http://www.qtsyndrome.ch/index.html

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/EmailForm.aspx
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

American Academy of Audiology
11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190
Tel: (703)790-8466
Fax: (703)790-8631
Tel: (800)222-2336
Email: infoaud@audiology.org
Internet: http://www.audiology.org

Fetal Hope Foundation
9786 S Holland Street
Littleton, CO 80127
USA
Tel: (303)932-0553
Tel: (877)789-4673
Email: info@fetalhope.org
Internet: http://www.fetalhope.org

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Last Updated:  5/5/2008
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