6 doctors weighed in:
Is it possible that long qt syndrome can be the cause for sudden infant death syndrome?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly QT
Sids is really just a term that means we really don't know what happened to your baby.
It is indeed plausible that long qtc could be a cause, but it is certainly not the only one, because infants who have had ekg's for other reasons have gone on to die with "sids". Heart arrythmias are likely just one subset of things that may cause someone of any age to die suddenly. Be aware of family history.

In brief: Possibly QT
Sids is really just a term that means we really don't know what happened to your baby.
It is indeed plausible that long qtc could be a cause, but it is certainly not the only one, because infants who have had ekg's for other reasons have gone on to die with "sids". Heart arrythmias are likely just one subset of things that may cause someone of any age to die suddenly. Be aware of family history.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Long qt
Yes it is one of the causes

In brief: Long qt
Yes it is one of the causes
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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