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LONG QT SYNDROME
Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is a heart rhythm condition that can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. These rapid heartbeats might trigger a sudden fainting spell or seizure. In some cases, the heart can beat erratically for so long that it causes sudden death. One can be born with a genetic mutation that puts you at risk of Long QT Syndrome. In addition, certain medications and medical conditions might cause Long QT Syndrome.
HOW IS LONG QT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The various tests included are:
ECG: repeated ECG recordings or other tests, such as an exercise ECG.
Genetic testing: It can sometimes identify carriers of LQTS, but it’s limited as 3 in every 10 people diagnosed with LQTS do not have the mutated genes that cause it.
HOW IS LONG QT SYNDROME TREATED?
Preventive treatments work better for Long QT Syndrome and those which make these symptoms worse should be avoided. Additionally, the procedures of arrhythmia prevention and arrhythmia termination are also done to control the issue.
DID YOU KNOW?
Symptoms of long QT symptom can occur even when the patient is sleeping.