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) has information on this topic. NHLBI is part of the National Institutes of Health and supports research, training, and education for the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases.
- The Merck Manuals offers a detailed review article on Long QT syndrome. Click on Merck Manuals to view the article.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
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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.