Ion Channelopathies

Congenital ion channel diseases (Long QT-, Short-QT-, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia) are a group of rare cardiac arrhythmia syndromes caused by genetic changes in certain ion channels in the heart muscle. This affects the electrical functioning of the heart and may lead to malignant arrhythmias, fainting (syncope) and cardiac arrest. Athletes with a congenital ion channel disease should not participate in competitive sports. 

Contact person


Dr. med. Philipp Bohm


Tel.: +49 (0)681 302-70400

Fax: +49 (0)681 302-4296


Institut für Sport- und Präventivmedizin 

Saarland University

Campus B8 2

66123 Saarbrücken