Researchers Using Geisinger MyCode Database to Study Sudden Cardiac Death
MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- When it comes to genetic research, Geisinger's MyCode initiative has one of the largest databases in the world. That is one of the reasons Geisinger was awarded millions to research sudden cardiac death. People come to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville every day to see the cardiologists. Heart checkups are common and recommended. But one heart condition that is not common is known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). It's responsible for 20 percent of sudden cardiac death in people under the age of 35.