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long qt syndrome

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Hardwin Mead
41 years experience in Cardiology
A genetic disorder..: That can lead to serious arrhythmias. There are several varieties of this, all leading to an abnormality of the ECG that predisposes a person to serio ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Charpie
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Heart rhythm problem: Long qt syndrome (lqts) is a congenital disorder of the heart's electrical activity that is characterized by prolongation of the qt interval (delayed ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Genetics and drugs: there several of genetic variations of the long-QT syndrome and testing is available for some, though often not necessary. Unfortunately many drugs/me ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Long QT syndrom: read this for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/long-qt-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20025388
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: A visit with your primary care physician or a referral to your cardiologist is the best place to get your question answered.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Talk to doctor: The american heart association and american college of cardiology have made recommendations for the treatment of patients with long qt syndrome. This ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Very complicated: Way beyond the scope of 400 characters. Here's a reference for a good background article: http://ccjm.Org/content/75/8/591.Full.Pdf+html?Sid=b522ed4 ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Yes: There are young people who have long qt syndrome, so you are not alone.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: It is possible. Sudden cardiac death in setting in absence of obvious cause usually have history of long qt.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Why?: How is this disabiling you? Is there a cause, ie genetic or a medication? If this is not allowing you to make a living, i suppose it is possible - ho ... Read More
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