Genetics of long-QT syndrome

  title={Genetics of long-QT syndrome},
  author={Yukiko Nakano and Wataru Shimizu},
  journal={Journal of Human Genetics},
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited arrhythmia syndrome characterized by a prolonged QT interval in the 12-lead ECG, torsades de pointes and not negligible prevalence of sudden cardiac death. The genetic testing plays an important role in the diagnosis of LQTS. A total of 15 genes have been reported for autosomal-dominant forms of Romano–Ward… CONTINUE READING