Congenital long QT syndrome presenting with a history of epilepsy: misdiagnosis or relationship between channelopathies of the heart and brain?

@article{Omichi2010CongenitalLQ,
  title={Congenital long QT syndrome presenting with a history of epilepsy: misdiagnosis or relationship between channelopathies of the heart and brain?},
  author={Chikaya Omichi and Yoshio Momose and Shigemi Kitahara},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={
          289-92
        }
}
A 60-year-old man with a long history of epilepsy was referred for cardiologic evaluation. An earlier diagnosis of epilepsy was made on the basis of his clinical manifestation of tonic-clonic seizure. Electroencephalography (EEG) demonstrated paroxysmal slow waves in response to intermittent photic stimulation. However, electrocardiography (ECG) revealed bradycardia (heart rate, 48 bpm) and marked QT prolongation (QTc 477 ms). ECG monitoring confirmed remarkable QT prolongation; ventricular… CONTINUE READING
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