long QT syndrome


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long QT syndrome

 
a combination of prolonged Q–T interval and torsades de pointes; it may be congenital or acquired, the latter usually being the result of drug administration.

long QT syndrome

an inherited cardiac disorder characterized by prolongation of the Q-T interval. The disorder is associated with ventricular tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, syncope, and sudden death. Syncopal episodes often occur during physical exercise in young, otherwise healthy persons. This syndrome may also be caused by a variety of drugs.

prolonged QT syndrome

, long QT syndrome, QT syndrome
A life-threatening syndrome marked by a prolonged Q-T interval with episodes of electrocardiographic torsades de pointes. This condition may be inherited or may be acquired as a result of drug administration. Inherited variants of the long QT syndrome include Romano-Ward syndrome and Lange-Nielsen syndrome. It is treated with beta-blocking drugs or an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).
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Subiah et al suggested that patients with TdP in the setting of atrioventricular block represent a phenotypic manifestation of latent congenital long QT syndrome.
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