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Cardiac disease and Rett syndrome
  1. M Acampa1,
  2. F Guideri2
  1. 1Section of Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
  2. 2Section of Clinical Immunology, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr M Acampa
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Scienze Immunologiche, Sezione di Medicina Interna, Policlinico ‘Le Scotte’, viale Bracci, 53100 Siena, Italy; M.Acampa{at}ao-siena.toscana.it

Abstract

Rett syndrome (RS) is a neurodevelopmental disease,1 affecting approximately 1 in 10 000–15 000 females.2 Clinical severity of RS may vary with increasing age, following a four stage model.3

  • HRV, heart rate variability
  • RS, Rett syndrome
  • SD, sudden death
  • QT interval prolongation
  • Rett syndrome
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • heart rate variability
  • sudden death

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  • Competing interests: none declared

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