Andersen-tawil syndrome

Treatment

Are there other organ specific treatments/symptom specific concomitant treatments for Andersen-Tawil Syndrome?

People with Andersen-Tawil Syndrome who faint when their heart beat speeds up may have an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placed under their skin to monitor their heart rate. If the device senses a change in the heart rhythm, it will give your heart a small electrical shock to bring the rhythm back to normal.

Speak with your physician, a cardiologist (heart doctor), or a medical geneticist regarding treatment for Andersen-Tawil syndrome. A medical geneticist can be found by asking your doctor for a referral or looking on the American College of Medical Geneticists website.

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What are the first steps after an initial diagnosis of Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

Is there a treatment(s) for Andersen-Tawil Syndrome?

What are the first steps after an initial diagnosis of Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

Depending upon the symptoms, there are a variety of doctors that someone with Andersen-Tawil syndrome may see. Your primary doctor may first suggest you see a cardiologist (heart doctor). A neurologist (nerve doctor) may also be seen. In addition, other specialists may be needed if there are spine problems (see a orthopedic doctor) or dental problems (see a dentist or oral surgeon).

Is there a treatment(s) for Andersen-Tawil Syndrome?

Treatment for Andersen-Tawil syndrome may include taking potassium supplements during periods of muscle weakness (periodic paralysis) until the symptoms go away if the potassium levels are found to be low during these periods. If the amount of potassium during these periods is found to be high, eating foods high in carbohydrates or mild exercise may shorten the attack.

Speak with your physician or a medical geneticist regarding treatment for Andersen-Tawil syndrome. A medical geneticist can be found by asking your doctor for a referral or looking on the American College of Medical Geneticists website.

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