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Long QT syndrome 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Romano-Ward syndrome
- Ventricular fibrillation with prolonged QT interval
- Ward-Romano syndrome
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long QT syndrome. Symptoms include arrhythmia, fainting, cardiac arrest, and sudden death. There are six different types of this syndrome, long QT 1 through 6. Each type is caused by a change in a different gene. The most prevalent form of long QT syndrome is long QT type 1. Long QT type 1 is caused by changes in the KCNQ1 gene. Romano-Ward syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.Romano-Ward syndrome is the most common form of inherited
Last updated: 4/15/2011
- Sovari AA, Kocheril AG, Assadi R Baas AS, Zareba W, Rosero S. Long QT syndrome. eMedicine. 2010; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/157826-overview . Accessed 4/15/2011.
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