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If I have a genetic mutation for long qt syndrome, but no symptoms can I be sure never to get any in the future?

If I have a genetic mutation for long qt syndrome, but no symptoms can I be sure never to get any in the future?

Long qt: No you can not be and your 1.st degree relatives should be checked as well. I am an expert in the field. You can consult me or one of us if you need more detailed info.
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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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Does anyone know about long qt syndrome?

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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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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My sister has developed long qt syndrome. What is it exactly?

My sister has developed long qt syndrome. What is it exactly?

See below: Long qt syndrome (lqts) is a heart rhythm disorder that can potentially cause rapid heartbeats which may trigger a sudden fainting spell or seizure and in some cases, death.

You can be born with a genetic mutation that puts you at risk of long qt syndrome. In addition, certain medications and medical conditions may cause this, however it is treatable. ...Read more

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My brother has long qt syndrome. How great is my (and my kid's) risk of having it also?

My brother has long qt syndrome. How great is my (and my kid's) risk of having it also?

50%: Lqts is due to a genetic abnormality of one of the channels that moves electrolytes across the cell membrane of heart muscle cells. These defects typically are inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. It is possible that your brother has a de novo mutation. If your brother inherited lqts from one of your parents, though, you have a 50% risk. Your son's risks are dependent on your status. ...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 recently read about several heart disorders that can go undiagnosed (such as long QT syndrome) and can cause sudden death. Why aren't all people screened for this?

I recently read about several heart disorders that can go undiagnosed (such as long QT syndrome) and can cause sudden death. Why aren't all people screened for this?

All?????????: If during a regular checkup your family history reveals any relative with sudden or unexplained death they would be. Rare things rarely happen. We don't do whole body MRI's and daily blood tests either because the pickup rate for a treatable condition would be so small, the cost per pickup is prohibitive. The waste of personnel & equipment time would divert them from patients with real need. ...Read more

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I have long qt syndrome. I'm getting a lot of chest pain with my heart skipping a beat & stopping & starting with a bang. Is this right?

See a Cardiology: I am assuming you have a congenital form not a drug induced form of lqts. I will be worry with the symptoms u r describing. Don't know much about you and a better history and physical need to be done. But, avoid strong physical activities and see your cardiology soon. Above symptoms can be an early sign of a more potentially bad arrhythmia. There are medications and even surgeries to correct it. ...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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Can long qt syndrome be diagnoses purely by ecg? I have no symptoms, just a first degree relative with long qt syndrome.

Long QT Syndrome: You need an ekg to diagnose this. If prolonged qt interval is noted, your should be concerned about taking certain medications which may cause you to become light headed or induce abnormal heart beats. Best to see your doctor about this. It is very easy to diagnose on an ekg. ...Read more

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How is long QT syndrome diagnosed?

Long QT syndrom: Read this for info:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/long-qt-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20025388

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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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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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What's long qt syndrome?

A genetic disorder..: That can lead to serious arrhythmias. There are several varieties of this, all leading to an abnormality of the ECG that predisposes a person to serious cardiac arrhythmias. A cardiologist, and especially a cardiac electophysiologist, can guide you as to whether any therapy is needed. ...Read more

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What is long qt syndrome?

Heart rhythm problem: Long qt syndrome (lqts) is a congenital disorder of the heart's electrical activity that is characterized by prolongation of the qt interval (delayed repolarization) on an electrocardiogram. Delayed repolarization of the heart following a heartbeat increases the risk for sudden, uncontrollable, dangerous heart rhythm disturbances in response to exercise or stress. ...Read more

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What causes long QT syndrome?

What causes long QT syndrome?

Genetics and drugs: There several of genetic variations of the long-QT syndrome and testing is available for some, though often not necessary. Unfortunately many drugs/medicines can cause QT prolongation as well. Depending on the severity, treatment maybe needed. I would advise consulting doc. Good luck ...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