Long QT syndrome
* Not a rare disease
electrocardiogram (EKG). It can be caused by a variety of different gene mutations (changes). It can also be acquired (noninherited) and may be brought on by certain medicines and other medical conditions.Long QT syndrome is a disorder of the heart’s electrical activity that can cause sudden, uncontrollable, and irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia), which may lead to sudden death. Long QT syndrome can be detected by
Last updated: 10/4/2013
- Long QT syndrome. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. 2007; http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/qt/qt_all.html. Accessed 12/17/2008.
- The KidsHealth Web site developed by the Nemours Foundation has an information page on arrhythmias. Click on KidsHealth to view the information page.
- The Mayo Clinic has developed an information page on long QT syndrome. Click on the Mayo Clinic to view the information page.
- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The Merck Manuals offers a detailed review article on Long QT syndrome. Click on Merck Manuals to view the article.
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- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- Identification and Treatment of Sudden Death Conditions in Young Patients. A presentation by David Bradley, M.D., Director, Pediatric Heart Rhythm Service, CS Mott Children's Hospital. Assoicate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan.