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Alternative Treatments For Long Qt Syndrome
May be same: Long qt syndrome is a spectrum of genetic conditions that result from gene mutations affecting how electrolytes are handled in heart muscle cells( there are >8 types of these ) . Most of these mutations predispose to potentially life threating arhrythmias occuring with mild provocation. Some of these may be preventable with arrhythmia medications and some require electrical cardioversion (icd). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
AICD: Type 5 lqt is due to decrease function of the potassium channel involved in the generation of the slow potassium current . It is uncommon present in 1% of the total cases of lqt . This involve mutation of the protein called mink in the beta subunit of the potassium channel there is no treatment other than a cardiodefibriilator. ...Read more
Cardiodefibrillator: An implantable cardiodefibrilator is recommended for patients with strong familial history of sudden cardiac death in .Childhood or unexplained history of syncope or fainting type 1 and 2 often respond to beta blockers to prevent recurrent attacks but not in type 3 which is due to mutation in the sodium channel rather than in the potassium channels. ...Read more
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=b522ed4d-76e6-4678-a3aa-48b6661fabc8 books are written to answer your question. ...Read more
Cardiologist needed: This runs in families and needs confirmation from a cardiologist, not just a machine reading or a gmo reading. If the diagnosis is confirmed, your family will need to be checked too, most likely is a misreading by a pa or family practice doc, get a second opinion before accepting discharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrical system: Long qt is a genetic syndrome that causes abnormal behavior of the ion channels in the cardiac muscle, which alters the electrical behavior of the heart. This can make people prone to dangerous arrhythmias, which may progress to cardiac arrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have long qt syndrome and asthma. I need a rescue inhaler. Which one has been used most on people like me?
If someone has long qt syndrome is the conditions visible all the time on an ecg? Or only during an episode?
Not always: The qt interval is usually but not always prolonged. Certain drugs and electrolyte abnormalities may cause prolongation of the qt interval. ...Read more
I am worried about long QT syndrome because I am taking 5 mg lexapro (escitalopram) and 40 mg of protonix. Is it a safe combo?
I've just been told I have an etopic beat but i also have long qt syndrome. Is the two together a problem? I forgot to ask the doctor.
Which long QT syn.?: Long qt syndrome can lead to dangerous, even fatal cardiac arrhythmias. There are two congenital types, romano-ward and jervel-lang-nielsen. When ectopic beats come early in the cycle, they can trigger polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, or torsades de pointes. Tdp occurs at higher heart rates, unlike other forms of long qt syndromes. You need to see an electrophysiologist, asap! ...Read more
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 condition is often managed jointly by a cardiologist and electrophysiologist. Thus, discussion of any therapies for this condition that might deviate from standard practice could warrant an informed discussion between patient and providers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long QT genetics: Long QT syndrome type 2 is generally inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, which is to say that an individual offspring of an affected parent would have a 50% chance of carrying the same gene and being affected. If you have LQTS you should see a cardiologist with expertise in genetic medicine; a genetic counsellor is another good resource to learn more about implications for reproduction. ...Read more