Genetics of long QT syndrome.

@article{Tester2014GeneticsOL,
  title={Genetics of long QT syndrome.},
  author={David Tester and Michael J. Ackerman},
  journal={Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          29-33
        }
}
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia characterized by delayed myocardial repolarization that produces QT prolongation and increased risk for torsades des pointes (TdP)-triggered syncope, seizures, and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in an otherwise healthy young individual with a structurally normal heart. Currently, there are three major LQTS genes (KCNQ1, KCNH2, and SCN5A) that account for approximately 75% of the disorder. For the major LQTS genotypes… CONTINUE READING
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