Long QT syndrome

Long QT syndrome features a long corrected QT interval. It can be congenital or acquired.

Types of congenital long QT include more than 10 different gene mutations. The most common form is Romano-Ward syndrome. Jervell-Lange-Nielsen is another type that is associated with congenital hearing loss.

Causes of acquired long QT include many different drugs, e.g. sotalol, amiodarone, erythromycin, clarithromycin, antipsychotics and many others…

See also: Syndromes

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