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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Table 1--Causes of Long QT Syndrome Congenital Acquired Inherited Metabolic chairnelopathies Roman o-Ward Hypocalcernia, Syndrome hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome Idiopathic Anti-Arrytbmics Amiodarone, Diospyramide, Dofetilide, ibutilide, Quinidine, Procainamide, Sotalol Antibistarnines Asteinizole, Terfenidine Anti-Infectives Clan thromycin, Erythrornycin, Pentamidine, Sparfi oxcin Anti-Malarial Chioroquine, Halofantrinc Psychotropics Chiorprornazine, Flaloperidol, Thioridazone, SSRIs Heart Disease Left ventricular hvpertrop hy, heart failure, invocardial isehemia
After she passed away, they started doing heart checks on my family and they found out I had Long QT syndrome.
After she passed away they started doing heart checks on my family and they found out I had Long QT syndrome.
In others long QT syndrome may manifest after exposure to drugs such as anti-histamines, quinolones, macrolide antibiotics, etc.
Inherited long QT syndrome revealed by antifungals drug-drug interaction.
In other cases of Long QT syndrome, alarm clocks are thought to have been a cause of death.
Another factor that may contribute to the development of prolonged QT interval and TdP is congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS).
She has since been found to be suffering from the heart defect Long QT Syndrome.
CHICAGO -- The high cardiac event rate in women with long QT syndrome drops dramatically post menopause, according to a registry analysis.
Doctors at Alder Hey identified the rare Long QT syndrome, a hereditary dis-order of the heart's electrical rhythm, after a series of tests Since then, Shaun has had two more attacks, the second last month.
Last year experts discovered the paediatric nurse, who was originally from Stoke-on- Trent, had the rare disorder Long QT syndrome (LQT2).