Channelopathies

Also known as: inherited rhythm disorders

What are channelopathies?

A channelopathy is a disease that is caused by a problem with an ion channel in the body. There are ion channels that transport minerals such as calcium, sodium, chloride, potassium and other ions throughout the body. When something goes wrong with an ion channel, it can cause problems for the nervous system, heart, lungs, muscles and various other body parts.


Reviewed by: Anthony F. Rossi, MD

This page was last updated on: 5/30/2019 3:34:15 PM