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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)

Romano-ward, without congenital deafness and jervell-lange-nielsen, with deafness. Both refer to a delay in the repolarization time of the cardiac cycle, when there is a "vulnerable" period. The time between the q wave and the t wave. A premature beat, which are common, in this period can cause deadly arrhythmias, like torsades de pointes. Tdp occurs when heart ...Read more


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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