Current Concepts in Long QT Syndrome

  title={Current Concepts in Long QT Syndrome},
  author={Hua Li and J. Fuentes-Garcia and Jeffrey Allen Towbin},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
Sudden cardiac death occurs in the United States with an incidence of more than 300,000 persons per year. The underlying cause of death is commonly considered to be due to primary or secondary arrhythmias. In young persons in whom no structural heart disease can be identified, the long QT syndromes (LQTS) are commonly considered as likely causes. Multiple genes causing LQTS have been identified thus far, all of which encode cardiac ion channels. These include two potassium channel α subunits… CONTINUE READING
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