A 25-year-old male asked:
if one stops meds that can change the qt interval is the rhythm of the heart now changed or does it beat in sync enough the body still?
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Cardiology 44 years experience
QT interval: Meds don't permanently change the qt interval. Once you stop them and they wear off (which varies by med), the qt interval goes back to what it was before you started.
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Cardiology 51 years experience
QT: When qt prolonging drugs are stopped, the heart will return to the qt it had pre drug. The rhythm will not change unless there is a rhythm problem present which was caused by the long qt interval. In that case the rhythm would return to the pre drug rhythm.
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Last updated Aug 17, 2013
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