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  1. Which Drugs should to be avoided or taken with caution by patients of Long QT Syndrome?
    The following drugs (generic name) should be avoided or used with caution. Click on drug name t...
     
  2. What is the treatment of Long QT syndrome?
    Beta blocker medications are the mainstay of therapy for most patients with the long QT syndrome. Th...
     
  3. Are there gender differences in Long QT Syndrome?
    Studies show there are significant gender differences in genotyped LQTS patients relative to age of ...
     
  4. Should participation in sports restricted?
    Competitive sports should be avoided. Actually there is very little knowledge how sports affect a we...
     
  5. Do generic brand of beta blockers provide protection?
    Most of the studies in the medical literature confirm that no major differences exist between brand ...
     
  6. How is Long QT Diagnosed?
    The diagnosis is commonly suspected or made from the electrocardiogram (ECG) at rest or during exerc...
     
  7. What is "Torsades de pointes" ?
    Patients with long QT syndrome develop a very fast heart rhythm disturbance known as "Torsade de poi...
     
  8. What are the symptoms of long QT Syndrome?
    The usual symptoms are syncope (sudden loss of consciousness) or sudden death, typically occurring d...
     
  9. What is acquired Long QT syndrome?
    Acquired long QT syndrome is most often due to the administration of medication. These medications a...
     
  10. What is inherited Long QT Syndrome?
    Inherited long QT syndrome was first clearly described in 1957. There are two variants, the autosoma...
     
  11. What is QT interval?
    The duration of the QT-interval is a measure of the time required for depolarization and repolarizat...
     
  12. What Is The Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)?
    The long QT syndrome (LQTS) is causing an abnormality of the heart's electrical system. The mechanic...