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How is treatment of channelopathies (specifically long qt syndrome) different from arrhythmias?
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Dr. Jesus Yap
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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