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How likely is long qt syndrome to kill me?

How likely is long qt syndrome to kill me?

Unlikely but: You should have regular cardiology follow up and follow all recommended precautions. ...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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Need doctor's help! will long qt syndrome kill you?

Need doctor's help! will long qt syndrome kill you?

It can: Long qt is one of the most common causes of "sudden death" especially in the young. Caution is needed though; just because an ekg says "long qt" doesn't mean you have the dangerous (and genetic) "long qt syndrome." a competent electrophysiologist and potentially genetic testing are needed here. ...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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When you have long qt syndrome is medication necessary?

No: Mefication is usually not required but if you have a history of syncope this needs evaluation asap with a cardiologist. Some medications prolong qt and those should possibly be stopped. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: long qt syndrome?

Sudden death...: 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 rate increases, consult cardiolog. ...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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How do the symptoms differ in anxiety vs long qt syndrome?

How do the symptoms differ in anxiety vs long qt syndrome?

See MD: Prolonged qt is a rare, but very serious medical disorder. Symptoms can be dizziness, lightheadedness and passing out. Anxiety symptoms can be similar, but increased heart rate, sweating, shortness of breath, etc. Anyone having symptoms like these should see their doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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My brother has long qt syndrome which has caused him to faint a fem times. Can I have long qt syndrome and never have any symptoms?

Yes: If your brother has been formally diagnosed, you should be screened. An ECG can typically make the diagnosis. If a gene was identified in your brother you should be tested to see if you have it as well. Unfortunately, sometimes the first symptom can be very dangerous. ...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