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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Long Qt Syndrome

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How is treatment of long qt syndrome different from treatment of arrhythmias?

How is treatment of long qt syndrome different from treatment of arrhythmias?

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 more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Long Qt Syndrome (Definition)

A heart-rhythm condition that can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. These rapid heartbeats might trigger a sudden fainting spell or seizure. In some cases, the heart can beat erratically for so long that ...Read more


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Long qt syndrome type 5--what are the treatments?

Long qt syndrome type 5--what are the treatments?

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

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How is treatment of channelopathies (specifically long qt syndrome) different from arrhythmias?

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

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Prognosis or statistics about long qt syndrome?

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

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Can a person with long qt syndrome die suddenly?

Can a person with long qt syndrome die suddenly?

Yes: It is possible. Sudden cardiac death in setting in absence of obvious cause usually have history of long qt. ...Read more

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Can I get disability if I have long qt syndrome?

Can I get disability if I have long qt syndrome?

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 - however not likely. ...Read more

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Is "long qt syndrome" very common among teenage athletes?

Is "long qt syndrome" very common among teenage athletes?

No: Prolonged qt syndrome is not very common just because there is no recommendation to screen general population for it. Athletes with it appear to be at high risk for death because of increased stress on the heart during sports and exercise. ...Read more

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Psychoactive for long qt syndrome, what does that mean?

Effect of meds: Several psychoactive medications can cause long QT syndrome. The significance of this is that this can be related to a dangerous irregular heart rhythm called "torsade de pointes", a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is long qt syndrome a reason that I could be medically discharged from the marines?

Is long qt syndrome a reason that I could be medically discharged from the marines?

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 more

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What part of heart does "long qt syndrome" affect?

What part of  heart does "long qt syndrome" affect?

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 more

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I have long qt syndrome and asthma. I need a rescue inhaler. Which one has been used most on people like me?

I have long qt syndrome and asthma. I need a rescue inhaler. Which one has been used most on people like me?

Talk to your Doc: Long qt syndrome and asthma pose some unique challenges. If one has both these syndromes then follow up is needed with both an allergist and cardiologist. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Does anyone know about long qt syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What's a natural way to treat long qt syndrome?

What's a natural way to treat long qt syndrome?

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 more

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Can I have kids if I have Long QT Syndrome type 2?

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