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Heart abnormalities may trigger sudden unexplained death in epilepsy: New stem cell research reveals dangerous cardiac effects of a gene mutation in patients with Dravet syndrome

Patients with a rare disease called Dravet syndrome are at heightened risk for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. Researchers are using stem cells to identify the effects of a gene mutation on the heart, which may lead to fatal arrhythmias.

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