Sotalol testing unmasks altered repolarization in patients with suspected acquired long-QT-syndrome--a case-control pilot study using i.v. sotalol.

@article{Kb2003SotalolTU,
  title={Sotalol testing unmasks altered repolarization in patients with suspected acquired long-QT-syndrome--a case-control pilot study using i.v. sotalol.},
  author={Stefan K{\"a}{\"a}b and Martin Hinterseer and Michael Naebauer and Gerhard Steinbeck},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={649-57}
}
AIMS The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate provocative sotalol testing to unmask abnormal repolarization due to altered myocardial electrical properties as the key feature in acquired Long-QT-Syndrome. Reliable diagnosis and risk stratification for the individual patient are complicated by the multitude of mechanisms involved in acquired QT-prolongation. The combined influence of all components determines susceptibility to arrhythmias related to QT-prolongation. METHODS Twenty… CONTINUE READING