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Kristin’s daughter the day she wore her first holter monitor.

Name: Kristin Ristine

 Age: 34 

Which SADS condition do you have? Long QT Syndrome Type 1

How are you treated? On beta blockers 

How/when were you diagnosed?

My mom was diagnosed while at the hospital for unrelated issues. They found she had a gene mutation, so I was tested. We are thankful it was caught when it was, so we could have family tested and treated. 

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced living with your diagnosis?

Though we are on beta blockers, having a child with LQTS still concerns me. I have found it hard to walk a line between being too careful and letting her live a normal childhood.

What is one positive thing that has come out of your diagnosis?

The original diagnosis has allowed my family to be tested and protect ourselves.