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Is "long qt syndrome" very common among teenage athletes?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Long qt

It is a rare disease, about 1 in 2000 to 2500

In brief: Long qt

It is a rare disease, about 1 in 2000 to 2500
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Long QT

Long qt isn't particularly common.
It's appearance in kids mirrors adult frequency.

In brief: Long QT

Long qt isn't particularly common.
It's appearance in kids mirrors adult frequency.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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