Congenital long QT syndrome: A case report.
The congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is characterized by abnormally prolonged ventricular repolarization due to inherited defects in cardiac sodium and potassium channels, which predispose the patients to syncope, seizure like activity, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. Early diagnosis and preventive treatment are instrumental in preventing sudden cardiac deaths in patients with the congenital LQTS. The diagnostic criteria for congenital LQTS are based on certain electrocardiographic findings, clinical findings and findings of epinephrine stress test. Recently genotype specific electrocardiographic pattern in the congenital LQTS has also been described. Recent studies suggest feasibility of genotype specific treatment of LQTS and, in near future, mutation specific treatment will probably become a novel approach to this potentially fatal syndrome. We describe one case that fulfilled the electrocardiographic, historical diagnostic criteria and epinephrine stress test suggestive of LQT syndrome.
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Aziz, F., Penupolu, S., Doddi, S., Togonu-Bickersteth, B., & Ameen, A. (2010). Congenital long QT syndrome: A case report. Journal of thoracic disease, 2(3), 185–188. https://doi.org/10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2010.02.03.12
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine