Short QT

A short QT interval is less than 350 msec. It is associated with the congenital short QT syndrome, with an increased risk of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

See also: QT interval

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In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Loss of consciousness 12-Lead Peaked T waves Short QT Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
What is the differential of this very unusual ECG?

This ECG is from a young male who presented with a gun shot wound to the head.

This ECG shows tall peaked T waves and short QT. Potassium and calcium levels were normal. These findings are unusual but the cause may have been intracranial haemorrhage.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - 12-Lead Osborn wave Short QT Wide QRS Hypercalcaemia LITFL CC-BY-NC-SA
Severe hypercalcaemia from parathyroid adenoma

This ECG is from a man in his 40s who presented critically unwell on a background of a parathyroid adenoma.