Second Opinion "Long QT Disorder"

Second Opinion "Long QT Disorder"

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:30pm

WXXI-TV presents an encore broadcast of this episode in memory of one of the key panelists, Cardiologist Arthur J. Moss, who passed away in February.

A renowned cardiologist and pioneer of research and treatment in sudden death, Dr. Moss was one of the creators of WXXI's national healthcare series Second Opinion. WXXI chose to dedicate this episode on Long QT Syndrome to him because of his lifelong commitment to the prevention and treatment of sudden cardiac death.

Long QT Syndrome is a cardiac rhythm disorder that can be genetic or caused by drugs. Unfortunately death takes many people before they know they have the disorder, while people living with the disease can greatly benefit from advanced therapies. Learn more about this disorder as this panel, which includes Dr. Moss, discusses the causes, risks and treatments. Second Opinion "Long QT Syndrome" airs Thursday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

To read more about Dr. Moss, whose research saved hundreds of thousands of lives and improved the standard of care for legions of people with heart disease, click here. 

The goal of the series is to improve doctor/patient communication and empower viewers to take charge of their own healthcare, and in turn, help them navigate the medical system for better health outcomes. Second Opinion focuses on health literacy in a way that is relevant and accessible to both viewers and to physicians, in a format that engages and entertains viewers.

Produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, New York, West 175 Productions in Seattle, Washington and University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York, the Second Opinion production team work extensively with a team of Medical Advisors to make sure you're getting solid medical information, making you a better consumer of your own healthcare!