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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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Can people who suffer of qt long syndrome need a breathing machine?

Can people who suffer of qt long syndrome need a breathing machine?

Yes: However, the this is not the typical treatment for long-QT syndrome by itself. A breathing, or CPAP, machines is generally used to treat sleep apnea. Variations in the heart rate of a patient with both sleep apnea and long QT syndrome, can cause a dangerous combination, making it more important to treat the sleep apnea adequately. Consider a referral to heart rhythm and sleep specialists. ...Read more

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Could people who suffer of qt long syndrome need a breathing machine?

Could people who suffer of qt long syndrome need a breathing machine?

Yes: However, the this is not the typical treatment for long-QT syndrome by itself. A breathing, or CPAP, machines is generally used to treat sleep apnea. Variations in the heart rate of a patient with both sleep apnea and long QT syndrome, can cause a dangerous combination, making it more important to treat the sleep apnea adequately. Consider a referral to heart rhythm and sleep specialists. ...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?

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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Short qt syndrome is defined as?

Short qt syndrome is defined as?

EKG <300 ms: Is a genetic disease (autosomal dominant) of electrical system of the heart in which the qt interval on an ekg is< 300 ms and is associated with increased activity of the outward potassium currents in phase2 and 3 of the cardiac action potential. Mutations in the kcnh2, kcnj2 and kcnq1 genes cause short qt syndrome ...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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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