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Pediatric heart rhythm syndrome topic of monthly genetic series

Updates on care and research of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a heart rhythm disorder, will be provided in a public seminar Oct. 23 at The Children's Museum of Houston.

Organized by the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, the seminar will feature Dr. Seema Lalani, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at BCM, and Dr. Santiago Valdes, assistant professor of pediatrics cardiology at BCM.

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Lalani is a lead scientist for a genetic study on Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Valdes, also a pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, specializes in care of children with heart rhythm disorders.

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart condition in which there is an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart.

Register for seminar

Registration for the seminar is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For details call Wendy Turner at 832-822-4261.

The seminar begins at 7 p.m. Simultaneous translation to Spanish will be available.