Management of long QT syndrome

  title={Management of long QT syndrome},
  author={Peter J. Schwartz},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine},
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a genetic disorder characterized by prolongation of the QT interval on the electrocardiogram and by life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, occurring especially during conditions of increased sympathetic activity. Existing therapies are very effective, but mortality is high among untreated, symptomatic individuals. The identification of several of the genes responsible for LQTS and the realization that they all encode cardiac ion-channels has represented a… CONTINUE READING
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