A condition that is characterized by episodes of fainting (SYNCOPE) and varying degree of ventricular arrhythmia as indicated by the prolonged QT interval. The inherited forms are caused by mutation of genes encoding cardiac ion channel proteins. The two major forms are ROMANO-WARD SYNDROME and JERVELL-LANGE NIELSEN SYNDROME.
A voltage-gated potassium channel that is expressed primarily in the HEART.
A family of voltage-gated potassium channels that are characterized by long N-terminal and C-terminal intracellular tails. They are named from the Drosophila protein whose mutation causes abnormal leg shaking under ether anesthesia. Their activation kinetics are dependent on extracellular MAGNESIUM and PROTON concentration.
A malignant form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia that is characterized by HEART RATE between 200 and 250 beats per minute, and QRS complexes with changing amplitude and twisting of the points. The term also describes the syndrome of tachycardia with prolonged ventricular repolarization, long QT intervals exceeding 500 milliseconds or BRADYCARDIA. Torsades de pointes may be self-limited or may progress to VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION.
Potassium channel whose permeability to ions is extremely sensitive to the transmembrane potential difference. The opening of these channels is induced by the membrane depolarization of the ACTION POTENTIAL.
A family of delayed rectifier voltage-gated potassium channels that share homology with their founding member, KCNQ1 PROTEIN. KCNQ potassium channels have been implicated in a variety of diseases including LONG QT SYNDROME; DEAFNESS; and EPILEPSY.
A voltage-gated sodium channel subtype that mediates the sodium ion PERMEABILITY of CARDIOMYOCYTES. Defects in the SCN5A gene, which codes for the alpha subunit of this sodium channel, are associated with a variety of CARDIAC DISEASES that result from loss of sodium channel function.
A form of long QT syndrome that is without congenital deafness. It is caused by mutation of the KCNQ1 gene which encodes a protein in the VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL.
A characteristic symptom complex.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
Antiarrhythmic agent pharmacologically similar to LIDOCAINE. It may have some anticonvulsant properties.
A transient loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished blood flow to the brain (i.e., BRAIN ISCHEMIA). Presyncope refers to the sensation of lightheadedness and loss of strength that precedes a syncopal event or accompanies an incomplete syncope. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp367-9)
Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)
Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.
Agents used for the treatment or prevention of cardiac arrhythmias. They may affect the polarization-repolarization phase of the action potential, its excitability or refractoriness, or impulse conduction or membrane responsiveness within cardiac fibers. Anti-arrhythmia agents are often classed into four main groups according to their mechanism of action: sodium channel blockade, beta-adrenergic blockade, repolarization prolongation, or calcium channel blockade.
Ion channels that specifically allow the passage of SODIUM ions. A variety of specific sodium channel subtypes are involved in serving specialized functions such as neuronal signaling, CARDIAC MUSCLE contraction, and KIDNEY function.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
A form of long QT syndrome that is associated with congenital deafness. It is characterized by abnormal cardioelectrophysiology involving the VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL. It results from mutation of KCNQ1 gene (Subtype 1 or JLN1) or the KCNE1 gene (Subtype 2 or JLN2).
Cell membrane glycoproteins that are selectively permeable to potassium ions. At least eight major groups of K channels exist and they are made up of dozens of different subunits.
Membrane proteins whose primary function is to facilitate the transport of positively charged molecules (cations) across a biological membrane.
An impulse-conducting system composed of modified cardiac muscle, having the power of spontaneous rhythmicity and conduction more highly developed than the rest of the heart.
A variety of neuromuscular conditions resulting from MUTATIONS in ION CHANNELS manifesting as episodes of EPILEPSY; HEADACHE DISORDERS; and DYSKINESIAS.
An autosomal dominant defect of cardiac conduction that is characterized by an abnormal ST-segment in leads V1-V3 on the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM resembling a right BUNDLE-BRANCH BLOCK; high risk of VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA; or VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION; SYNCOPAL EPISODE; and possible sudden death. This syndrome is linked to mutations of gene encoding the cardiac SODIUM CHANNEL alpha subunit.
A mutation in which a codon is mutated to one directing the incorporation of a different amino acid. This substitution may result in an inactive or unstable product. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, King & Stansfield, 5th ed)
Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.
A substituted benzamide used for its prokinetic properties. It is used in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia, and other disorders associated with impaired gastrointestinal motility. (Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)
Cardiac arrhythmias that are characterized by excessively slow HEART RATE, usually below 50 beats per minute in human adults. They can be classified broadly into SINOATRIAL NODE dysfunction and ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK.
The removal or interruption of some part of the sympathetic nervous system for therapeutic or research purposes.
Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.
Antihistamine drug now withdrawn from the market in many countries because of rare but potentially fatal side effects.
Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
A potent anti-arrhythmia agent, effective in a wide range of ventricular and atrial ARRHYTHMIAS and TACHYCARDIAS.
A congenital anomaly of the hand or foot, marked by the webbing between adjacent fingers or toes. Syndactylies are classified as complete or incomplete by the degree of joining. Syndactylies can also be simple or complex. Simple syndactyly indicates joining of only skin or soft tissue; complex syndactyly marks joining of bony elements.
Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.
A non-selective beta-adrenergic antagonist with a long half-life, used in cardiovascular disease to treat arrhythmias, angina pectoris, and hypertension. Nadolol is also used for MIGRAINE DISORDERS and for tremor.
An electrophysiologic technique for studying cells, cell membranes, and occasionally isolated organelles. All patch-clamp methods rely on a very high-resistance seal between a micropipette and a membrane; the seal is usually attained by gentle suction. The four most common variants include on-cell patch, inside-out patch, outside-out patch, and whole-cell clamp. Patch-clamp methods are commonly used to voltage clamp, that is control the voltage across the membrane and measure current flow, but current-clamp methods, in which the current is controlled and the voltage is measured, are also used.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
A type of cardiac arrhythmia with premature contractions of the HEART VENTRICLES. It is characterized by the premature QRS complex on ECG that is of abnormal shape and great duration (generally >129 msec). It is the most common form of all cardiac arrhythmias. Premature ventricular complexes have no clinical significance except in concurrence with heart diseases.
An abnormally rapid ventricular rhythm usually in excess of 150 beats per minute. It is generated within the ventricle below the BUNDLE OF HIS, either as autonomic impulse formation or reentrant impulse conduction. Depending on the etiology, onset of ventricular tachycardia can be paroxysmal (sudden) or nonparoxysmal, its wide QRS complexes can be uniform or polymorphic, and the ventricular beating may be independent of the atrial beating (AV dissociation).
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
Compounds based on N-phenylacetamide, that are similar in structure to 2-PHENYLACETAMIDES. They are precursors of many other compounds. They were formerly used as ANALGESICS and ANTIPYRETICS, but often caused lethal METHEMOGLOBINEMIA.
The opening and closing of ion channels due to a stimulus. The stimulus can be a change in membrane potential (voltage-gated), drugs or chemical transmitters (ligand-gated), or a mechanical deformation. Gating is thought to involve conformational changes of the ion channel which alters selective permeability.
Impaired impulse conduction from HEART ATRIA to HEART VENTRICLES. AV block can mean delayed or completely blocked impulse conduction.
Method in which prolonged electrocardiographic recordings are made on a portable tape recorder (Holter-type system) or solid-state device ("real-time" system), while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It is useful in the diagnosis and management of intermittent cardiac arrhythmias and transient myocardial ischemia.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
An optical isomer of quinine, extracted from the bark of the CHINCHONA tree and similar plant species. This alkaloid dampens the excitability of cardiac and skeletal muscles by blocking sodium and potassium currents across cellular membranes. It prolongs cellular ACTION POTENTIALS, and decreases automaticity. Quinidine also blocks muscarinic and alpha-adrenergic neurotransmission.
Striated muscle cells found in the heart. They are derived from cardiac myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, CARDIAC).
The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
Implantable devices which continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart and automatically detect and terminate ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) and VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION. They consist of an impulse generator, batteries, and electrodes.
A class of drugs that act by inhibition of potassium efflux through cell membranes. Blockade of potassium channels prolongs the duration of ACTION POTENTIALS. They are used as ANTI-ARRHYTHMIA AGENTS and VASODILATOR AGENTS.
Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.
A chromosome disorder associated either with an extra chromosome 21 or an effective trisomy for chromosome 21. Clinical manifestations include hypotonia, short stature, brachycephaly, upslanting palpebral fissures, epicanthus, Brushfield spots on the iris, protruding tongue, small ears, short, broad hands, fifth finger clinodactyly, Simian crease, and moderate to severe INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. Cardiac and gastrointestinal malformations, a marked increase in the incidence of LEUKEMIA, and the early onset of ALZHEIMER DISEASE are also associated with this condition. Pathologic features include the development of NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES in neurons and the deposition of AMYLOID BETA-PROTEIN, similar to the pathology of ALZHEIMER DISEASE. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p213)
A class of drugs that act by inhibition of sodium influx through cell membranes. Blockade of sodium channels slows the rate and amplitude of initial rapid depolarization, reduces cell excitability, and reduces conduction velocity.
A cluster of metabolic risk factors for CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES and TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS. The major components of metabolic syndrome X include excess ABDOMINAL FAT; atherogenic DYSLIPIDEMIA; HYPERTENSION; HYPERGLYCEMIA; INSULIN RESISTANCE; a proinflammatory state; and a prothrombotic (THROMBOSIS) state. (from AHA/NHLBI/ADA Conference Proceedings, Circulation 2004; 109:551-556)
A long-acting calcium-blocking agent with significant anti-anginal activity. The drug produces significant coronary vasodilation and modest peripheral effects. It has antihypertensive and selective anti-arrhythmia activities and acts as a calmodulin antagonist.
The abrupt cessation of all vital bodily functions, manifested by the permanent loss of total cerebral, respiratory, and cardiovascular functions.
A cell line generated from human embryonic kidney cells that were transformed with human adenovirus type 5.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the cardiovascular system, processes, or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers and other electronic equipment.
A group of slow opening and closing voltage-gated potassium channels. Because of their delayed activation kinetics they play an important role in controlling ACTION POTENTIAL duration.
The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.
An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
A derivative of the NIACINAMIDE that is structurally combined with an organic nitrate. It is a potassium-channel opener that causes vasodilatation of arterioles and large coronary arteries. Its nitrate-like properties produce venous vasodilation through stimulation of guanylate cyclase.
An alpha-1 adrenergic agonist that causes prolonged peripheral VASOCONSTRICTION.
An adrenergic beta-antagonist that is used in the treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias.
A specific pair of GROUP C CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
A specific pair of GROUP C CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Venoms from jellyfish; CORALS; SEA ANEMONES; etc. They contain hemo-, cardio-, dermo- , and neuro-toxic substances and probably ENZYMES. They include palytoxin, sarcophine, and anthopleurine.
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
A widely used non-cardioselective beta-adrenergic antagonist. Propranolol has been used for MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; ARRHYTHMIA; ANGINA PECTORIS; HYPERTENSION; HYPERTHYROIDISM; MIGRAINE; PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA; and ANXIETY but adverse effects instigate replacement by newer drugs.
Variation in a population's DNA sequence that is detected by determining alterations in the conformation of denatured DNA fragments. Denatured DNA fragments are allowed to renature under conditions that prevent the formation of double-stranded DNA and allow secondary structure to form in single stranded fragments. These fragments are then run through polyacrylamide gels to detect variations in the secondary structure that is manifested as an alteration in migration through the gels.
A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.
Diffusible gene products that act on homologous or heterologous molecules of viral or cellular DNA to regulate the expression of proteins.
Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.
The abrupt and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant under one year of age, remaining unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history. (Pediatr Pathol 1991 Sep-Oct;11(5):677-84)
The protein constituents of muscle, the major ones being ACTINS and MYOSINS. More than a dozen accessory proteins exist including TROPONIN; TROPOMYOSIN; and DYSTROPHIN.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
Any one of five terminal digits of the vertebrate FOOT.
An aquatic genus of the family, Pipidae, occurring in Africa and distinguished by having black horny claws on three inner hind toes.
Methods to induce and measure electrical activities at specific sites in the heart to diagnose and treat problems with the heart's electrical system.
The process of moving proteins from one cellular compartment (including extracellular) to another by various sorting and transport mechanisms such as gated transport, protein translocation, and vesicular transport.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
An infant during the first month after birth.
A phenomenon that is observed when a small subgroup of a larger POPULATION establishes itself as a separate and isolated entity. The subgroup's GENE POOL carries only a fraction of the genetic diversity of the parental population resulting in an increased frequency of certain diseases in the subgroup, especially those diseases known to be autosomal recessive.
A family of hexahydropyridines.
The active sympathomimetic hormone from the ADRENAL MEDULLA. It stimulates both the alpha- and beta- adrenergic systems, causes systemic VASOCONSTRICTION and gastrointestinal relaxation, stimulates the HEART, and dilates BRONCHI and cerebral vessels. It is used in ASTHMA and CARDIAC FAILURE and to delay absorption of local ANESTHETICS.
A condition characterized by severe PROTEINURIA, greater than 3.5 g/day in an average adult. The substantial loss of protein in the urine results in complications such as HYPOPROTEINEMIA; generalized EDEMA; HYPERTENSION; and HYPERLIPIDEMIAS. Diseases associated with nephrotic syndrome generally cause chronic kidney dysfunction.
The voltage differences across a membrane. For cellular membranes they are computed by subtracting the voltage measured outside the membrane from the voltage measured inside the membrane. They result from differences of inside versus outside concentration of potassium, sodium, chloride, and other ions across cells' or ORGANELLES membranes. For excitable cells, the resting membrane potentials range between -30 and -100 millivolts. Physical, chemical, or electrical stimuli can make a membrane potential more negative (hyperpolarization), or less negative (depolarization).
Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood. It may result from potassium loss by renal secretion or by the gastrointestinal route, as by vomiting or diarrhea. It may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the T wave and elevation of the U wave), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders. (Dorland, 27th ed)
An element in the alkali group of metals with an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte that plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.

Genomic organization of the KCNQ1 K+ channel gene and identification of C-terminal mutations in the long-QT syndrome. (1/1293)

The voltage-gated K+ channel KVLQT1 is essential for the repolarization phase of the cardiac action potential and for K+ homeostasis in the inner ear. Mutations in the human KCNQ1 gene encoding the alpha subunit of the KVLQT1 channel cause the long-QT syndrome (LQTS). The autosomal dominant form of this cardiac disease, the Romano-Ward syndrome, is characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden death. The autosomal recessive form, the Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome, also includes bilateral deafness. In the present study, we report the entire genomic structure of KCNQ1, which consists of 19 exons spanning 400 kb on chromosome 11p15.5. We describe the sequences of exon-intron boundaries and oligonucleotide primers that allow polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of exons from genomic DNA. Two new (CA)n repeat microsatellites were found in introns 10 and 14. The present study provides helpful tools for the linkage analysis and mutation screening of the complete KCNQ1 gene. By use of these tools, five novel mutations were identified in LQTS patients by PCR-single-strand conformational polymorphism (SSCP) analysis in the C-terminal part of KCNQ1: two missense mutations, a 20-bp and 1-bp deletions, and a 1-bp insertion. Such mutations in the C-terminal domain of the gene may be more frequent than previously expected, because this region has not been analyzed so far. This could explain the low percentage of mutations found in large LQTS cohorts.  (+info)

Ion channels: structure of a molecular brake. (2/1293)

A combination of crystallographic and mutagenesis studies on the HERG K+ channel, a key determinant of cardiac excitability, has suggested how the protein's extramembraneous amino-terminal domain might act as a 'molecular brake' that slows down channel deactivation.  (+info)

Homozygous deletion in KVLQT1 associated with Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome. (3/1293)

BACKGROUND: Long-QT (LQT) syndrome is a cardiac disorder that causes syncope, seizures, and sudden death from ventricular arrhythmias, specifically torsade de pointes. Both autosomal dominant LQT (Romano-Ward syndrome) and autosomal recessive LQT (Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome, JLNS) have been reported. Heterozygous mutations in 3 potassium channel genes, KVLQT1, KCNE1 (minK), and HERG, and the cardiac sodium channel gene SCN5A cause autosomal dominant LQT. Autosomal recessive LQT, which is associated with deafness, has been found to occur with homozygous mutations in KVLQT1 and KCNE1 in JLNS families in which QTc prolongation was inherited as a dominant trait. METHODS AND RESULTS: An Amish family with clinical evidence of JLNS was analyzed for mutations by use of single-strand conformation polymorphism and DNA sequencing analyses for mutations in all known LQT genes. A novel homozygous 2-bp deletion in the S2 transmembrane segment of KVLQT1 was identified in affected members of this Amish family in which both QTc prolongation and deafness were inherited as recessive traits. This deletion represents a new JLNS-associated mutation in KVLQT1 and has deleterious effects on the KVLQT1 potassium channel, causing a frameshift and the truncation of the KVLQT1 protein. In contrast to previous reports in which LQT was inherited as a clear dominant trait, 2 parents in the JLNS family described here have normal QTc intervals (0.43 and 0.44 seconds, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: A novel homozygous KVLQT1 mutation causes JLNS in an Amish family with deafness that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.  (+info)

C-terminal HERG mutations: the role of hypokalemia and a KCNQ1-associated mutation in cardiac event occurrence. (4/1293)

BACKGROUND: The long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is a genetically heterogeneous disease in which 4 genes encoding ion-channel subunits have been identified. Most of the mutations have been determined in the transmembrane domains of the cardiac potassium channel genes KCNQ1 and HERG. In this study, we investigated the 3' part of HERG for mutations. METHODS AND RESULTS: New specific primers allowed the amplification of the 3' part of HERG, the identification of 2 missense mutations, S818L and V822 M, in the putative cyclic nucleotide binding domain, and a 1-bp insertion, 3108+1G. Hypokalemia was a triggering factor for torsade de pointes in 2 of the probands of these families. Lastly, in a large family, a maternally inherited G to A transition was found in the splicing donor consensus site of HERG, 2592+1G-A, and a paternally inherited mutation, A341E, was identified in KCNQ1. The 2 more severely affected sisters bore both mutations. CONCLUSIONS: The discovery of mutations in the C-terminal part of HERG emphasizes that this region plays a significant role in cardiac repolarization. Clinical data suggests that these mutations may be less malignant than mutations occurring in the pore region, but they can become clinically significant in cases of hypokalemia. The first description of 2 patients with double heterozygosity associated with a dramatic malignant phenotype implies that genetic analysis of severely affected young patients should include an investigation for >1 mutation in the LQT genes.  (+info)

Cellular and ionic basis for T-wave alternans under long-QT conditions. (5/1293)

BACKGROUND: T-wave alternans (TWA), an ECG phenomenon characterized by beat-to-beat alternation of the morphology, amplitude, and/or polarity of the T wave, is commonly observed in the acquired and congenital long-QT syndromes (LQTS). This study examines the cellular and ionic basis for TWA induced by rapid pacing under conditions mimicking the LQT3 form of the congenital LQTS in an arterially perfused canine left ventricular wedge preparation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Transmembrane action potentials from epicardial, M, and endocardial cells and 6 to 8 intramural unipolar electrograms were simultaneously recorded together with a transmural ECG and isometric tension development. In the presence of sea anemone toxin (ATX-II; 20 nmol/L), an increase in pacing rate (from a cycle length [CL] of 500 to 400 to 250 ms) produced a wide spectrum of T-wave and mechanical alternans. Acceleration to CLs of 400 to 300 ms produced mild to moderate TWA principally due to beat-to-beat alternation of repolarization of cells in the M region. Transmural dispersion of repolarization during alternans was exaggerated during alternate beats. Acceleration to CLs of 300 to 250 ms caused more pronounced beat-to-beat alternation of action potential duration (APD) of the M cell, resulting in a reversal of repolarization sequence across the ventricular wall, leading to alternation in the polarity of the T wave. The peak of the negative T waves coincided with repolarization of the M region, whereas the end of the negative T wave coincided with the repolarization of epicardium. In almost all cases, electrical alternans was concordant with mechanical alternans. Torsade de pointes occurred after an abrupt acceleration of CL, which was associated with marked TWA. Both ryanodine and low [Ca2+]o completely suppressed alternans of the T wave, APD, and contraction, suggesting a critical role for intracellular Ca2+ cycling in the maintenance of TWA. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that TWA observed at rapid rates under long-QT conditions is largely the result of alternation of the M-cell APD, leading to exaggeration of transmural dispersion of repolarization during alternate beats, and thus the potential for development of torsade de pointes. Our data also suggest that unlike transient forms of TWA that damp out quickly and depend on electrical restitution factors, the steady-state electrical and mechanical alternans demonstrated in this study appears to be largely the result of beat-to-beat alternans of [Ca2+]i.  (+info)

Mutations in a dominant-negative isoform correlate with phenotype in inherited cardiac arrhythmias. (6/1293)

The long QT syndrome is characterized by prolonged cardiac repolarization and a high risk of sudden death. Mutations in the KCNQ1 gene, which encodes the cardiac KvLQT1 potassium ion (K+) channel, cause both the autosomal dominant Romano-Ward (RW) syndrome and the recessive Jervell and Lange-Nielsen (JLN) syndrome. JLN presents with cardiac arrhythmias and congenital deafness, and heterozygous carriers of JLN mutations exhibit a very mild cardiac phenotype. Despite the phenotypic differences between heterozygotes with RW and those with JLN mutations, both classes of variant protein fail to produce K+ currents in cultured cells. We have shown that an N-terminus-truncated KvLQT1 isoform endogenously expressed in the human heart exerts strong dominant-negative effects on the full-length KvLQT1 protein. Because RW and JLN mutations concern both truncated and full-length KvLQT1 isoforms, we investigated whether RW or JLN mutations would have different impacts on the dominant-negative properties of the truncated KvLQT1 splice variant. In a mammalian expression system, we found that JLN, but not RW, mutations suppress the dominant-negative effects of the truncated KvLQT1. Thus, in JLN heterozygous carriers, the full-length KvLQT1 protein encoded by the unaffected allele should not be subject to the negative influence of the mutated truncated isoform, leaving some cardiac K+ current available for repolarization. This is the first report of a genetic disease in which the impact of a mutation on a dominant-negative isoform correlates with the phenotype.  (+info)

Prolonged QT interval predicts cardiac and all-cause mortality in the elderly. The Rotterdam Study. (7/1293)

AIMS: To examine the association between heart-rate corrected QT prolongation and cardiac and all-cause mortality in the population-based Rotterdam Study among men and women aged 55 years or older and to compare the prognostic value of the QT interval, using different formulas to correct for heart rate. METHODS AND RESULTS: After exclusion of participants with arrhythmias or bundle branch block on the ECG, the study population consisted of 2083 men and 3158 women. The QT interval was computed by the Modular ECG Analysis System (MEANS). Data were analysed using Cox' proportional hazards model. Participants in the highest quartile of the heart-rate corrected QT interval had about a 70% age- and sex-adjusted increased risk for both all-cause mortality (hazard ratio (HR) 1.8; 95% CI:1.3-2.4) and cardiac mortality (HR 1.7; 95% CI:1.0-2.7) compared to those in the lowest quartile. In women, the increased risk associated with prolonged QT for cardiac death was more pronounced than in men. These risk estimates did not change after adjustment for potential confounders, including history of myocardial infarction, hypertension and diabetes mellitus. CONCLUSION: A prolonged heart-rate corrected QT interval is an independent predictor for cardiac and all-cause mortality in older men and women. The risk associated with prolonged QT is hardly affected by the heart-rate correction formula used.  (+info)

Long QT syndrome-associated mutations in the Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) domain of HERG potassium channels accelerate channel deactivation. (8/1293)

Mutations in the human ether-a-go-go-related gene (HERG) cause long QT syndrome, an inherited disorder of cardiac repolarization that predisposes affected individuals to life-threatening arrhythmias. HERG encodes the cardiac rapid delayed rectifier potassium channel that mediates repolarization of ventricular action potentials. In this study, we used the oocyte expression system and voltage clamp techniques to determine the functional consequences of eight long QT syndrome-associated mutations located in the amino-terminal region of HERG (F29L, N33T, G53R, R56Q, C66G, H70R, A78P, and L86R). Mutant subunits formed functional channels with altered gating properties when expressed alone in oocytes. Deactivation was accelerated by all mutations. Some mutants shifted the voltage dependence of channel availability to more positive potentials. Voltage ramps indicated that fast deactivation of mutant channels would reduce outward current during the repolarization phase of the cardiac action potential and cause prolongation of the corrected QT interval, QTc. The amino-terminal region of HERG was recently crystallized and shown to possess a Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) domain. The location of these mutations suggests they may disrupt the PAS domain and interfere with its interaction with the S4-S5 linker of the HERG channel.  (+info)

Data Synthesis:. The congenital long QT syndrome is characterized by abnormally prolonged ventricular repolarization, which predisposes patients to syncope, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. The recent discovery of mutations in genes encoding ion channels has improved our understanding of the cellular origin of this condition. The congenital long QT syndrome may result from inherited defects in cardiac K+ and Na+ channels, which both result in prolongation of the ventricular action potential. The diagnosis is based on electrocardiographic and clinical criteria. Genetic screening of symptomatic patients or asymptomatic family members may identify patients at risk for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. β-Blocking agents are the mainstay of treatment. Certain patients may also benefit from a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Recent studies suggest that genotype-specific treatment of the congenital long QT syndrome will be feasible in the near future. ...
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a genetic channelopathy associated with a high incidence of sudden cardiac death in children and young adults. QT interval prolongation is typically the primary finding on the electrocardiography (ECG) recordings, but a normal QT interval may be seen in as many as 40% of patients with LQTS due to incomplete penetrance. A normal QT interval on ECG in patients with LQTS is known as hidden LQTS. An epinephrine provocation test can help in the diagnosis of hidden LQTS. This case report describes the use of an epinephrine provocation test to diagnose hidden LQTS in 3 patients who had normal QT interval and corrected QT interval on ECG and a family history of sudden cardiac death. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Mothers with long QT syndrome are at increased risk for fetal death. T2 - findings from a multicenter international study. AU - Fetal LQTS Consortium. AU - Cuneo, Bettina F.. AU - Kaizer, Alexander M.. AU - Clur, Sally Ann. AU - Swan, Heikki. AU - Herberg, Ulrike. AU - Winbo, Annika. AU - Rydberg, Annika. AU - Haugaa, Kristina. AU - Etheridge, Susan. AU - Ackerman, Michael J.. AU - Dagradi, Federica. AU - Killen, Stacy A.S.. AU - Wacker-Gussmann, Annette. AU - Benson, D. Woodrow. AU - Wilde, A. A.M.. AU - Pan, Zhaoxing. AU - Lam, Aimee. AU - Spazzolini, Carla. AU - Horigome, Hitoshi. AU - Schwartz, Peter J.. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - Background: Most fetal deaths are unexplained. Long QT syndrome is a genetic disorder of cardiac ion channels. Affected individuals, including fetuses, are predisposed to sudden death. We sought to determine the risk of fetal death in familial long QT syndrome, in which the mother or father carries the long QT syndrome genotype. In addition, ...
Long qt syndrome - What is long qt syndrome? Heart rhythm problem. Long qt syndrome (lqts) is a congenital disorder of the hearts electrical activity that is characterized by prolongation of the qt interval (delayed repolarization) on an electrocardiogram. Delayed repolarization of the heart following a heartbeat increases the risk for sudden, uncontrollable, dangerous heart rhythm disturbances in response to exercise or stress.
Because long QT syndrome can be a lifelong condition, kids who have it will need regular checkups with a cardiologist (a doctor who specializes in treating heart problems). By following the cardiologists advice about medicines, diet, and exercise, most kids with long QT syndrome can stay healthy.. Some kids can participate in sports, but only under the careful guidance of a cardiologist. Check with your cardiologist to find out which activities your child should avoid and which ones are safe to do.. Kids with long QT syndrome should always check with their cardiologist to find out which medicines are safe to take.. Reviewed by: Joel D. Temple, ...
Congenital long QT syndrome is electrocardiographically characterized by a prolonged QT interval and polymorphic ventricular arrhythmias (torsade de pointes). These cardiac arrhythmias may result in recurrent syncope, seizure, or sudden death ({1:Jongbloed et al., 1999}). For a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of long QT syndrome, see LQT1 ({192500 ...
BACKGROUND: Most fetal deaths are unexplained. Long QT syndrome is a genetic disorder of cardiac ion channels. Affected individuals, including fetuses, are predisposed to sudden death. We sought to determine the risk of fetal death in familial long QT syndrome, in which the mother or father carries the long QT syndrome genotype. In addition, we assessed whether risk differed if the long QT syndrome genotype was inherited from the mother or father. OBJECTIVE: This was a retrospective review of pregnancies in families with the 3 most common heterozygous pathogenic long QT syndrome genotypes in KCNQ1 (LQT1), KCNH2 (LQT2), or SCN5A (LQT3), which occur in approximately 1 in 2000 individuals. The purpose of our study was to compare pregnancy and birth outcomes in familial long QT syndrome with the normal population and between maternal and paternal carriers of the long QT syndrome genotype. We hypothesized that fetal death before (miscarriage) and after (stillbirths) 20 weeks gestation would be ...
Electrophysiologic studies were performed in 15 patients with syncope and/or cardiac arrest who had the long QT syndrome and 11 control subjects who had normal QT intervals. The syndrome was familial in five patients and idiopathic in 10. All patients had a prolonged QT (546 +/- 68 msec, mean +/- SD) and corrected QT (550 +/- 51 msec). Incremental atrial pacing at cycle lengths of 600 to 400 msec resulted in shortening of the QT interval, but there was no significant difference in the magnitude or percent of shortening of the QT interval between patients with the long QT syndrome and control subjects. Intravenous propranolol did not influence the QT interval measured at fixed atrial-paced cycle lengths in patients with either the familial or idiopathic form of the syndrome. Programmed right and left ventricular stimulation with up to three extrastimuli before and during isoproterenol infusion did not induce sustained ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation in any of the patients. ...
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited cardiac arrhythmia characterized by a prolonged heart rate-corrected QT (QTc) interval, which is associated with syncope and sudden death caused by torsades de pointes or polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. LQTS can be an autosomal recessive disorder (1), but the most common form is an autosomal dominant disorder called Romano-Ward syndrome (2,3). LQTS affects between 1 in 5,000 and 1 in 2,000 individuals (4,5). Molecular diagnosis is an important tool to guide diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies in LQTS patients. To date, more than 600 mutations (6) have been identified among 12 different genes: 5 genes encoding ion channel alpha subunits (KCNQ1 [7], KCNH2 [8], SCN5A [9], KCNJ2 [10], and CACNA1C [11]) and 7 genes encoding ion channel regulatory proteins (ANKB [12], KCNE1 [13], KCNE2 [14], CAV3 [15], SCN4B [16], AKAP9 [17], and SNTA1 [18]). In total, molecular diagnosis can resolve up to 70% of cases. More than 90% of those cases are due to ...
A young woman with palpitation and syncope was found to have ventricular tachyarrhythmia and a congenital long QT interval. The QT interval was shortened and the arrhythmia suppressed by propranolol. Electrograms recorded at various sites in both ventricles revealed a distinct diastolic slow wave that followed the T wave and measured 1.1 mV. Epinephrine infusion and emotion augumented this diastolic wave and induced ventricular ectopic complexes arising from this potential. Similar endocardial recordings in eight patients without a long QT interval showed diastolic slow waves that never exceeded 0.28 mV. In normal canine myocardium, afterdepolarizations can be induced by norepinephrine and blocked by propranolol. These findings suggest that the long QT syndrome is associated with abnormally large afterdepolarizations in ventricular myocardial cells, which are enhanced by beta-adrenergic stimulation to attain threshold and produce firing. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Electrophysiological mechanisms in a canine model of erythromycin-associated long QT syndrome. AU - Rubart, Michael. AU - Pressler, Milton L.. AU - Pride, Harald P.. AU - Zipes, Douglas P.. PY - 1993/10. Y1 - 1993/10. N2 - Background. Erythromycin is known to prolong ventricular repolarization and has been associated with the occurrence of torsades de pointes. In this study, we have investigated potential mechanisms in vivo and in vitro for induction of an acquired long QT syndrome by erythromycin. Methods and Results. Ventricular electrograms and endocardial monophasic action potentials were recorded in anesthetized open-chest dogs before and after administration of 40 to 120 mg/kg of erythromycin lactobionate. Conventional microelectrode techniques were used to record transmembrane action potentials in isolated dog Purkinje fibers and papillary muscles. Erythromycin at concentrations ,20 mg/L prolonged action potential duration. At higher concentrations (100 to 200 mg/L), ...
Long QT Syndrome Type 3 (LQT3) is an inherited channelopathy associated with a high-risk of life-threating cardiac events across the entire age spectrum from in...
Objectives The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of beta-blockers in congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS). Background Beta-blockers are the mainstay in managing LQTS. Studies comparing the efficacy of commonly used beta-blockers are lacking, and clinicians generally assume they are equally effective.. Methods Electrocardiographic and clinical parameters of 382 LQT1/LQT2 patients initiated on propranolol (n = 134), metoprolol (n = 147), and nadolol (n = 101) were analyzed, excluding patients ,1 year of age at beta-blocker initiation. Symptoms before therapy and the first breakthrough cardiac events (BCEs) were documented.. Results Patients (56% female, 27% symptomatic, heart rate 76 +/- 16 beats/min, QTc 472 +/- 46 ms) were started on beta-blocker therapy at a median age of 14 years (interquartile range: 8 to 32 years). The QTc shortening with propranolol was significantly greater than with other beta-blockers in the total cohort and in the subset with QTc ,480 ms. None of the ...
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Medications used to treat long QT syndrome may include:Beta blockers. These heart drugs are standard therapy for most patients with long QT syndrome. … Mexiletine. Taking this heart rhythm drug in combination with a beta blocker might help shorten the QT interval and reduce your risk of fainting, seizure or sudden death ...
Long QT syndrome may be due to a heart condition someone is born with or from taking certain medications resulting in delayed electrical activity when the heart beats, causing fast, chaotic heartbeats that can be life-threatening. Long QT syndrome can cause fainting and, in some cases, cardiac arrest.. ...
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Long QT Syndrome (Prlonged QT Syndrome) is caused by a defect in the hearts electrical circuit, often resulting in loss of consciousness. It may also cause sudden death due to heart failure.
Genetic screening is now commonplace for patients suspected of having inherited cardiac conditions. Variants of uncertain significance (VUS) in disease-associated genes pose problems for the diagnostician and reliable methods for evaluating VUS function are required. Although function is difficult to interrogate for some genes, heritable channelopathies have established mechanisms that should be amenable to well-validated evaluation techniques. The cellular electrophysiology techniques of voltage- and patch- clamp have a long history of successful use and have been central to identifying both the roles of genes involved in different forms of congenital Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) and the mechanisms by which mutations lead to aberrant ion channel function underlying clinical phenotypes. This is particularly evident for KCNQ1, KCNH2 and SCN5A, mutations in which underlie | 90% of genotyped LQTS cases (the LQT1-LQT3 subtypes). Recent studies utilizing high throughput (HT) planar patch-clamp recording have
To date little attention has focused on the relation between AF and prolongation of the QT interval. Maintenance of AF is dependent on vagal stimulation in multiple model systems, and this dependence is thought to reflect the role of dispersion of refractoriness in the sustained propagation of electrical rotors within the atria.2 Atrial repolarisation has not been extensively studied in the context of long QT syndrome, but in at least one form of the disorder abnormalities of atrial electrophysiology have been documented. In long QT syndrome type 4 (LQT4), caused by mutations in the β-ankyrin gene, affected family members exhibit not only typical ventricular repolarisation abnormalities, but also sinoatrial dysfunction and AF. Recently, Chen and colleagues identified an unusual mutation in the LQT1 potassium channel gene, KCNQ1, that resulted in very early onset AF and long QT syndrome.5 These findings, coupled with the variable sensitivity of the surface ECG in inherited repolarisation ...
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Long QT syndrome is the most commonly recognised cause of sudden cardiac death in children. With a prevalence of 1 in 2000, family screening is identifying large numbers of hitherto asymptomatic gene carriers in the community, about a third of whom have a normal QT interval. The mainstay of treatment is long term uninterrupted beta blocker therapy, a treatment with many potential side effects. This article reviews the evidence and suggests a cohort who may, after assessment in a specialised cardiac-genetic clinic, be spared this treatment because of very low baseline risk. These are asymptomatic boys and prepubertal girls with a heart rate corrected QT interval persistently less than 470 ms who do not indulge in high risk activities (especially swimming) and do not have a missense mutation in the c-loop region of the KCNQ1 (long QT 1) gene.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The human Nav1.5 F1486 deletion associated with long QT syndrome leads to impaired sodium channel inactivation and reduced lidocaine sensitivity. AU - Song, Weihua. AU - Xiao, Yucheng. AU - Chen, Hanying. AU - Ashpole, Nicole M.. AU - Piekarz, Andrew D.. AU - Ma, Peilin. AU - Hudmon, Andy. AU - Cummins, Theodore R.. AU - Shou, Weinian. PY - 2012/10/1. Y1 - 2012/10/1. N2 - The deletion of phenylalanine 1486 (F1486del) in the human cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel (hNav1.5) is associated with fatal long QT (LQT) syndrome. In this study we determined how F1486del impairs the functional properties of hNav1.5 and alters action potential firing in heterologous expression systems (human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells) and their native cardiomyocyte background. Cells expressing hNav1.5-F1486del exhibited a loss-of-function alteration, reflected by an 80% reduction of peak current density, and several gain-of-function alterations, including reduced channel inactivation, enlarged ...
Background A significant shortening of the corrected QT interval (QTc) in addition to parasympathetic denervation after cardioneuroablation (CNA) was recently demonstrated in patients with vagally mediated bradyarrhythmias and normal QTc range. This study assessed the effects of CNA on ventricular repolarization and heart rate by using QTc measurements in 2 patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS). Methods The case series included 2 consecutive patients with significant sinus bradycardia and refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). All atrial ganglionated plexus (GP) sites in addition to pulmonary vein isolation were successively targeted by using electrogram-guided strategy. QTc was calculated on 12-lead ECG before the procedure (time point 1), at post-ablation 24 h (time point 2), and at the last follow-up visit (time point 3), respectively. Results In the first case, QTc (Bazett) shortened from 612 to 551 msec between time points 1 and 2 and was 419 msec in time point 3. Similarly, QTc ...
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) have enabled a major step forward in pathophysiologic studies of inherited diseases and may also prove to be valuable in in vitro drug testing. Long QT syndrome (LQTS), characterized by prolonged cardiac repolarization and risk of sudden death, may be inherited or result from adverse drug effects. Using a microelectrode array platform, we investigated the effects of six different drugs on the electrophysiological characteristics of human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes as well as hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes from control subjects and from patients with type 1 (LQT1) and type 2 (LQT2) of LQTS. At baseline the repolarization time was significantly longer in LQTS cells compared to controls. Isoprenaline increased the beating rate of all cell lines by 10-73 % but did not show any arrhythmic effects in any cell type. Different QT-interval prolonging drugs caused prolongation of cardiac repolarization by 3-13 % (cisapride), 10-20 % ...
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a congenital disorder characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval on electrocardiograms (ECGs) and a propensity to ventricular tachyarrhythmias, which may lead to syncope, cardiac arrest, or sudden death. (See Etiology, Prognosis, Presentation, and Workup.
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a congenital disorder characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval on electrocardiograms (ECGs) and a propensity to ventricular tachyarrhythmias, which may lead to syncope, cardiac arrest, or sudden death. (See Etiology, Prognosis, Presentation, and Workup.
Long QT syndrome type 3 (LQT3) is a rare heart rhythm disorder that causes young people to die suddenly. New research on the disorder will help physicians specifically tailor treatment for each patient and was recognized at the American College of Cardiologys annual meeting.
PubMedID: 23981618 | A novel deletion-frameshift mutation in the S1 region of HERG gene in a Chinese family with long QT syndrome. | Chinese medical journal | 8/1/2013
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of cardiac repolarization. It is characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval, and a predisposition to ventricular tachyarrhythmias, which are associated with syncope, arrhythmic events, and sudden cardiac death (SCD). In recent years, there have been significant advances in understanding the genetic basis of the syndrome. Newer genetic forms of LQTS have been identified, too, plus a laboratory test has become available to help in the diagnosis of the syndrome. As knowledge of LQTS continues to expand, clinical applications of this growing body of information need further study. ...
Three main implications emerge from the present study about the risk of life-threatening cardiac events in LQTS children: (1) risk factors for ACA or SCD can be assessed from clinical history and examination of the ECG and include male gender, a history of syncope at any time during childhood, and a QTc duration ,500 ms; (2) significant interactions exist among the 3 clinical risk factors that can identify risk subsets in this population; and (3) β-blocker therapy is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of life-threatening cardiac events in LQTS children. However, the rate of ACA or SCD in high-risk children who experience syncope is still considerable despite β-blocker therapy.. The present study is the first to focus solely on the end point of life-threatening cardiac events in young, preadolescent LQTS children. We have shown that the rate of fatal or near-fatal events in children with this genetic disorder is significantly higher among boys than among girls throughout ...
ARISTIZABAL, Julián M et al. Congenital long QT syndrome and pregnancy: report of two cases. Rev. Colom. Cardiol. [online]. 2010, vol.17, n.2, pp.56-60. ISSN 0120-5633.. Congenital long QT syndrome is a clinical entity characterized by impairment of myocardial repolarization given by significant prolongation of the corrected QT interval with an increased risk of syncope, polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and sudden death. This is produced by an alteration in the function of ion channels responsible for the action potential of cardiac cells as a consequence of multiple mutations, the most common of which are in the sodium and potassium channels. The relationship with pregnancy and especially the presence of events in the postpartum period is clearly determined by the presence of ventricular arrhythmias or episodes of sudden death, that should lead to a thorough evaluation of prolonged QTc and its triggers or concomitant diseases. We present the clinical records of two patients who had sudden ...
A common polymorphism associated with antibiotic-induced cardiac arrhythmia. [PMID 14760488] Genetic variations of KCNQ1, KCNH2, SCN5A, KCNE1, and KCNE2 in drug-induced long QT syndrome patients. [PMID 16922724] Spectrum of pathogenic mutations and associated polymorphisms in a cohort of 44 unrelated patients with long QT syndrome. [PMID 19716085 ...
Objectives: To quantify the prognostic utility of QRS and QTc interval prolongation in patients presenting with acute destabilised heart failure (ADHF) to the emergency department (ED).. Design: Prospective cohort study among patients enrolled in the B-Type Natriuretic Peptide for Acute Shortness of Breath Evaluation (BASEL) study. QRS and QT intervals were measured in 173 consecutive patients with ADHF. QT interval was corrected using the Bazett formula. The primary end point was all-cause mortality during the 720-day follow-up.. Results: QRS interval was prolonged (⩾120 ms) in 27% of patients, and QTc interval was prolonged (⩾440 ms) in 72% of patients. Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics were comparable in patients with normal and prolonged QRS or QTc intervals. A total of 78 patients died during follow-up. Interestingly, the 720-day mortality was similar in patients with prolonged and normal QTc (44% vs 42%, p = 0.546), but was significantly higher in patients with ...
Background Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited ion channel disorder manifesting with prolongation of the cardiac repolarization phase and severe ventricular arrhythmias. The common KCNE1D85N...
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Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is the disorder of the electrical activity of the heart, leading to uncontrollable, dangerous, sudden arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs) in response to stress or exercise. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is the disorder of the electrical activity of the heart, leading to uncontrollable, dangerous, sudden arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs) in response to stress or exercise. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition
Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited condition that affects the hearts electrical rhythm and can cause fast, erratic heartbeats. Learn more from Boston Childrens Hospital.
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Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited channelopathy associated with life-threatening arrhythmias. LQTS type 2 (LQT2) is caused by mutations in KCNH2, which encodes the potassium channel hERG. We hypothesized that modifier genes are partly responsible for the variable phenotype severity observed in some LQT2 families. Here, we identified contributors to variable expressivity in an LQT2 family by using induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) and whole exome sequencing in a synergistic manner. We found that iPSC-CMs recapitulated the clinical genotype-phenotype discordance in vitro. Importantly, iPSC-CMs derived from the severely affected LQT2 patients displayed prolonged action potentials compared with cells from mildly affected first-degree relatives. The iPSC-CMs derived from all patients with hERG R752W mutation displayed lower IKr amplitude. Interestingly, iPSC-CMs from severely affected mutation-positive individuals exhibited greater L-type Ca2+ current. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Identification of a family with inherited long QT syndrome after a pediatric near-drowning. AU - Ackerman, Michael J.. AU - Porter, Co Burn J.. PY - 1998/2. Y1 - 1998/2. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031908476&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031908476&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1542/peds.101.2.306. DO - 10.1542/peds.101.2.306. M3 - Article. C2 - 9445509. AN - SCOPUS:0031908476. VL - 101. SP - 306. EP - 308. JO - Pediatrics. JF - Pediatrics. SN - 0031-4005. IS - 2. ER - ...
A first-of-its-kind study, published on 11 November in Circulation, has found that foetal magnetocardiography (fMCG)-the magnetic analogue of electrocardiograms (ECG)-may help to diagnose and possibly treat in utero long QT syndrome. Results using fMCG show 89% accuracy diagnosing long QT syndrome in the womb.. Long QT syndrome is among the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in the young. Although its role in sudden infant death syndrome has been known for more than a decade, a very recent study by Crotti et al (JAMA. 2013;309:1473-1482) suggests that long QT syndrome may also be responsible for ,10% of unexplained foetal death, write author of the study Bettina F Cuneo, Department of Pediatrics, Childrens Hospital of Colorado, Universitiy of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA, and others.. ...
In this chapter, we address the basic notions of electrolytes disturbances and QT interval abnormalities. The most important abnormality of the QT interval is long QT syndrome, which provokes inhomogeneity of repolarisation with a marked tendency to induce severe ventricular arrhythmias (torsades de pointes). This long QT syndrome can be found in several clinical settings. The Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome is an autosomal recessive form of long QT syndrome with associated congenital deafness and the Romano-Ward syndrome is an autosomal dominant form of long QT syndrome that is not associated with deafness. QT prolongation is associated with syncope (fainting) and sudden death due to ventricular arrhythmias (torsades de pointes). Arrhythmias are often associated with exercise or excitement. LQTS is associated with the rare, ventricular arrhythmia torsades de pointes, which can deteriorate into ventricular fibrillation and ultimately death. Several genetic mutations have been described. ...
In this chapter, we address the basic notions of electrolytes disturbances and QT interval abnormalities. The most important abnormality of the QT interval is long QT syndrome, which provokes inhomogeneity of repolarisation with a marked tendency to induce severe ventricular arrhythmias (torsades de pointes). This long QT syndrome can be found in several clinical settings. The Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome is an autosomal recessive form of long QT syndrome with associated congenital deafness and the Romano-Ward syndrome is an autosomal dominant form of long QT syndrome that is not associated with deafness. QT prolongation is associated with syncope (fainting) and sudden death due to ventricular arrhythmias (torsades de pointes). Arrhythmias are often associated with exercise or excitement. LQTS is associated with the rare, ventricular arrhythmia torsades de pointes, which can deteriorate into ventricular fibrillation and ultimately death. Several genetic mutations have been described. ...
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Timothy syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by physical malformations, as well as neurological and developmental defects, including heart QT-prolongation, heart arrhythmias, structural heart defects, syndactyly (webbing of fingers and toes) and autism spectrum disorders. Timothy syndrome often ends in early childhood death. The most striking sign of Timothy syndrome is the co-occurrence of both syndactyly (~0.03% of births) and long QT syndrome (1% per year) in a single patient. Other common symptoms of Timothy syndrome are cardiac arrhythmia (94%), heart malformations (59%), autism or an autism spectrum disorder (80% who survive long enough for evaluation). Facial dysmorphologies such as flattened noses also occur in approximately half of patients. Children with this disorder have small teeth which, due to poor enamel coating, are prone to dental cavities and often require removal. The average age of death due to complications of these symptoms is 2.5 years. Atypical ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - An LQT mutant minK alters KvLQT1 trafficking. AU - Krumerman, Andrew. AU - Gao, Xiaohong. AU - Bian, Jin Song. AU - Melman, Yonathan F.. AU - Kagan, Anna. AU - McDonald, Thomas V.. PY - 2004/6/1. Y1 - 2004/6/1. N2 - Cardiac IKs, the slowly activated delayed-rectifier K + current, is produced by the protein complex composed of α- and β-subunits: KvLQT1 and minK. Mutations of genes encoding KvLQT1 and minK are responsible for the hereditary long QT syndrome (loci LQT1 and LQT5, respectively). MinK-L51H fails to traffic to the cell surface, thereby failing to produce effective IKs. We examined the effects that minK-L51H and an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-targeted minK (minK-ER) exerted over the electrophysiology and biosynthesis of coexpressed KvLQT1. Both minK-L51H and minK-ER were sequestered primarily in the ER as confirmed by lack of plasma membrane expression. Glycosylation and immunofluorescence patterns of minK-L51H were qualitatively different for minK-ER, suggesting ...
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SCN5A_HUMAN] Defects in SCN5A are a cause of progressive familial heart block type 1A (PFHB1A) [MIM:113900]; also known as Lenegre-Lev disease or progressive cardiac conduction defect (PCCD). PFHB1A is an autosomal dominant cardiac bundle branch disorder that may progress to complete heart block. PFHB1A is characterized by progressive alteration of cardiac conduction through the His-Purkinje system with right or left bundle branch block and widening of QRS complexes, leading to complete atrioventricular block and causing syncope and sudden death.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] Defects in SCN5A are the cause of long QT syndrome type 3 (LQT3) [MIM:603830]. Long QT syndromes are heart disorders characterized by a prolonged QT interval on the ECG and polymorphic ventricular arrhythmias. They cause syncope and sudden death in response to exercise or emotional stress. LQT3 inheritance is an autosomal dominant.[7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [:][15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] ...
Timothy Syndromes Alliance wrote - The mission of Timothy Syndromes Alliance (TSA) is to raise physician and public awareness and to improve the health and well-being of those affected by Timothy Syndrome\Long QT8, through education, research and family support. The Alliance was formed by two concerned mothers and Katherine Timothy, for whom the syndrome is named, in association with the SADS Foundation. In 2016 TSA held its first ever family support gathering and a one day conference as part of the SADS International Conference, held in San Diego, California. It was a rare opportunity for patients and families to meet in person and attend a syndrome specific roundtable discussion with Katherine Timothy. Patients traveled from all over the United States, and were represented world-wide, as far away as Hong Kong. In 2016, being fiscally conservative with contributed funds, Timothy Syndromes Alliance was able to provide travel scholarships to families as needed. Your generous gift will
Torsade de Pointes is a form of ventricular tachycardia, often fatal, in which the QRS complexes become twisted (changing in amplitude and morphology) and is best known for its occurrence in patients with long QT intervals. In our June 29, 2010 Patient Safety Tip of the Week Torsade de Pointes: Are Your Patients At Risk? we discussed the risks of this potentially fatal syndrome in hospitalized patients. Though cases of the long QT interval syndrome (LQTS) may be congenital, many are acquired and due to a variety of drugs that we prescribe. And many of those drugs may be used in behavioral health settings. Perhaps the best known are haloperidol and methadone but a variety of antipsychotic drugs and antidepressants may prolong the QT interval (see our February 5, 2013 Patient Safety Tip of the Week Antidepressants and QT Interval Prolongation ). For a full list of drugs that commonly cause prolongation of the QT interval and may lead to Torsade de Pointes, go to the CredibleMeds website. So if one ...
The long QT syndrome is characterized by prolongation of the QT interval and by the occurrence of life-threatening tachyarrhythmias.1 It can be familial or acquired. We report a case of acquired QT prolongation and life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias caused by amiodarone therapy that was being given for treatment of. Abstract. Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic agent known to cause prolongation of action potential duration which is reflected in the electrocardiogram as a prolongation of the QT interval. Prolongation of the QT interval in patients dying suddenly was compared with that in patients who remained alive to determine whether a.. Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic agent known to cause prolongation of action clinical duration which is needed in the clearance as a prolongation of the QT erin. Prolongation of the QT interval in areas dying suddenly was compared with that in patients who remained alive to see whether a patient. Bradycardia and difficulty block occur in 1 to 3 amiodarone ...
KCNH2 encodes the Kv11.1 α-subunit that underlies the rapidly activating delayed-rectifier K+ current in the heart. Loss-of-function KCNH2 mutations cause long QT syndrome type 2 (LQT2), and most LQT2-linked missense mutations inhibit the trafficking of Kv11.1 channel protein to the cell surface membrane. Several trafficking-deficient LQT2 mutations (e.g., G601S) generate Kv11.1 proteins that are sequestered in a microtubule-dependent quality control (QC) compartment in the transitional endoplasmic reticulum (ER). We tested the hypothesis that the QC mechanisms that regulate LQT2-linked Kv11.1 protein trafficking are mutation-specific. Confocal imaging analyses of HEK293 cells stably expressing the trafficking-deficient LQT2 mutation F805C showed that, unlike G601S-Kv11.1 protein, F805C-Kv11.1 protein was concentrated in several transitional ER subcompartments. The microtubule depolymerizing drug nocodazole differentially affected G601S- and F805C-Kv11.1 protein immunostaining. Nocodazole caused G601S
Currently, the preclinical tests required by the US Food and Drug Administration to screen for QT prolongation primarily focus on potassium channel blocking. Cohens teams paper may mean that the pharmaceutical industry will have to develop completely new assays. Whats more, the findings could also spell trouble for drugs that inhibit PI3K, which is involved in cell division and is a natural target for cancer treatments.. But before the drug industry moves to make sweeping changes to drug screening, scientists should attempt to replicate this PI3K-inhibiting effect with the other drug classes known to cause LQTS, says Dan Roden, a clinical pharmacologist at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. The data from Cohens paper are quite strong, Roden says, but the generalization to the universe of all drug induced-long QT is premature.. In the study, Cohens team managed to reverse the effects of PI3K inhibition in heart muscle cells by adding the second messenger in ...
The human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG) potassium channel plays a major role in the repolarization of the cardiac action potential. Inhibition of the hERG function by mutations or a wide variety of pharmaceutical compounds cause long QT syndrome and lead to potentially lethal arrhythmias. For detailed insights into the structural and biochemical background of hERG function and drug binding, the purification of recombinant protein is essential. Because the hERG channel is a challenging protein to purify, fast and easy techniques to evaluate different expression, solubilization and purification conditions are of primary importance. Here, we describe the generation of a set of 12 monoclonal antibodies against hERG. Beside their suitability in western blot, immunoprecipitation and immunostaining, these antibodies were used to establish a sandwich ELISA for the detection and relative quantification of hERG in different expression systems. Furthermore, a Fab fragment was used in fluorescence size ...
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Dysfunction of the cardiac sodium channel Nav1.5 (encoded by the SCN5A gene) is associated with arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. SCN5A mutations associated with long QT syndrome type 3 (LQT3) lead to enhanced late sodium current and consequent action potential (AP) prolongation. Internalization and degradation of Nav1.5 is regulated by ubiquitylation, a post-translational mechanism that involves binding of the ubiquitin ligase Nedd4-2 to a proline-proline-serine-tyrosine sequence of Nav1.5, designated the PY-motif. We investigated the biophysical properties of the LQT3-associated SCN5A-p.Y1977N mutation located in the Nav1.5 PY-motif, both in HEK293 cells as well as in newly generated mice harboring the mouse homolog mutation Scn5a-p.Y1981N. We found that in HEK293 cells, the SCN5A-p.Y1977N mutation abolished the interaction between Nav1.5 and Nedd4-2, suppressed PY-motif-dependent ubiquitylation of Nav1.5, and consequently abrogated Nedd4-2 induced sodium current (INa) decrease. Nevertheless,
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Primary cilia are important for the development and physiology of many different organs, and numerous diseases have been linked to abnormal cilium function. Because ciliopathies often feature kidney cysts, and ion channels are crucial for kidney function, Rachel Giles and colleagues set out (p. 4550) to systematically investigate the role of ion channels during ciliogenesis in collecting duct cells of the kidney. To that end, they devise a siRNA-based reverse genetics screen of all ion channels in the mouse genome in murine inner medullary collecting duct (mIMCD3) cells to detect effects on ciliary structure. Their screen revealed four hits: KCNQ1, KCNJ10, KCNF1 and CLCN4. As shown here, these channels all localise to the base of renal primary cilia and are required for ciliogenesis. KCNQ1 is of particular interest as mutations in this protein in humans cause Long QT syndrome (LQTS), a heart condition resulting from loss of function of the ion channel required for cardiac action potential. ...
QT prolongation, a risk factor for arrhythmia and cardiac death, is observed in uremic patients. Though hypocalcemia, autonomic nerve dysfunction and cardiac hypertrophy are assumed to cause the uremic QT prolongation, the exact mechanism remains unspecified. We therefore examined factors related to the QT interval in chronic renal failure (CRF). Corrected QT interval (QTc) was significantly prolonged in CRF just before the induction of dialysis therapy (group A) compared with nephrotic syndrome with the intact or mildly impaired renal function (group B). QTc was also prolonged in acute renal failure (group C). Cardio-thoracic ratio, serum albumin and Ca correlated with QTc in group A, but not in B or C. A single HD session in group A failed to shorten QTc, despite a significant increase in serum Ca++. Autonomic dysfunction did not appear to be a major determinant of QT prolongation, since QTc was not different between diabetics and non-diabetics in group A and in chronic HD patients (group D). ...
Torsade de Pointes (see our June 29, 2010 Patient Safety Tip of the Week Torsade de Pointes: Are Your Patients At Risk? ) is a form of ventricular tachycardia, often fatal, in which the QRS complexes become twisted (changing in amplitude and morphology) but is best known for its occurrence in patients with long QT intervals. Though cases of the long QT interval syndrome (LQTS) may be congenital, many are acquired and due to a variety of drugs that we prescribe. The syndrome is more common in females and many have a genetic predisposition. And there are a number of reasons why this syndrome is more likely to both occur and result in death in hospitalized patients. Hospitalized patients have a whole host of other factors that may help precipitate malignant arrhythmias in vulnerable patients. They tend to have underlying heart disease, electrolyte abnormalities (eg. hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia), renal or hepatic impairment, and bradycardia, all of which may be precipitating factors. ...
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heterogeneous disorder of prolonged repolarization that increases the risk for life-threatening arrhythmias. The diagnosis, based on a scoring system of clinical and electrocardiographic parameters, is aided by genetic testing that allows classification into subtypes centered on mutations in genes coding for ion channel subunits or associated proteins (1). At least 15 different genes are implicated in LQTS, but the common subtypes result from mutations in 3 genes coding for pore-forming subunits of 2 potassium channels (KCNQ1 and KCNH2 coding for the slow and rapid delayed rectifier potassium channels [IKs and IKr], respectively) and a sodium (SCN5a for Nav1.5) channel, thus giving rise to what is known as LQTS1, LQTS2, and LQTS3, respectively. Despite advances in genotype characterization, it is difficult to predict the clinical presentation even within the same family because members carrying the same mutation may present differently, from asymptomatic to a more ...
AIMS: We propose a study design with controlled hypoglycaemia induced by subcutaneous injection of insulin and matched control episodes to bridge the gap between clamp studies and studies of spontaneous hypoglycaemia. The observed prolongation of the heart rate corrected QT interval (QTc) during hypoglycaemia varies greatly between studies. METHODS: We studied ten adults with type 1 diabetes (age 41±15years) without cardiovascular disease or neuropathy. Single-blinded hypoglycaemia was induced by a subcutaneous insulin bolus followed by a control episode on two occasions separated by 4weeks. QT intervals were measured using the semi-automatic tangent approach, and QTc was derived by Bazetts (QTcB) and Fridericias (QTcF) formulas. RESULTS: QTcB increased from baseline to hypoglycaemia (403±20 vs. 433±39ms, p,0.001). On the euglycaemia day, QTcB also increased (398±20 vs. 410±27ms, p,0.01), but the increase was less than during hypoglycaemia (p,0.001). The same pattern was seen for QTcF. ...
The human ether-a-gogo gene (hERG) encodes the Kv11.1 potassium channel, which is the pore forming subunit of the rapidly activating delayed rectifier K+ channel. Reduction in Kv11.1 activity results in prolongation of the QT interval on the surface ECG and increased risk of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death - the so-called Long QT syndrome (LQTS). Kv11.1 channels are tetrameric with each subunit containing cytoplasmic N- and C-terminal domains and six transmembrane domains. The fifth and sixth transmembrane domains surround the ion-conducting pore. The cytoplasmic N-terminus of each subunit contains a Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) domain and an N-terminal tail that have been shown to regulate channel gating.. Deletions of the PAS domain or the N-terminal tail affect the rate of deactivation. Many LQTS2 mutants cluster in this region and the associated acceleration of deactivation is thought to contribute to reduced IKr current and pathogenesis in the disease causing mutants. So far, attempts to ...
Interview with Andrew D. Krahn, M.D.,FHRS, head of the division of cardiology at St. Pauls Hospital, and professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, and vice president of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). He is an expert in long QT syndrome (LQTS) and is involved with the National Long QT Registry. He explains the issues with the drugs being used to treat coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) patients and why these combined with the cardiac impact of the virus is causing prolonged ECG QT segment prolongation, leading to deadly arrhythmias. COVID-19 can cause myocarditis that causes QT prolongation and the front-line COVID drugs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin also cause QT prolongation.. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Drug Safety Communication April 23, 2020, reminding doctors there are serious side effects when using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in the off-label use to treat COVID-19 patients. This includes potentially life-threatening heart rhythm ...
Interview with Andrew D. Krahn, M.D.,FHRS, head of the division of cardiology at St. Pauls Hospital, and professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, and vice president of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). He is an expert in long QT syndrome (LQTS) and is involved with the National Long QT Registry. He explains the issues with the drugs being used to treat coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) patients and why these combined with the cardiac impact of the virus is causing prolonged ECG QT segment prolongation, leading to deadly arrhythmias. COVID-19 can cause myocarditis that causes QT prolongation and the front-line COVID drugs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin also cause QT prolongation.. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Drug Safety Communication April 23, 2020, reminding doctors there are serious side effects when using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in the off-label use to treat COVID-19 patients. This includes potentially life-threatening heart rhythm ...
M C Sanguinetti. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci., 1999 Apr 30 , 868, 406-13. The rapid (IKr) and slow (IKs) delayed rectifier K+ currents are key regulators of cardiac repolarization. HERG encodes the Kr channel, and KVLQT1 and hminK encode subunits that coassemble to form Ks channels. Mutations in any one of these genes cause Romano-Ward syndrome, an autosomal dominant form of long QT syndrome (LQT). Mutations in KVLQT1 and HERG are the most common cause of LQT. Not all missense mutations of HERG or KVLQT1 have the same effect on K+ channel function. Most mutations result in a dominant-negative effect, but the severity of the resulting phenotype varies widely, as judged by reduction of current induced by coexpression of wild-type and mutant subunits in heterologous expression systems. Mutations in hminK (S74L, D76N) reduce IKs by shifting the voltage dependence of activation and accelerating channel deactivation. A recessive form of LQT is caused by mutations in either KVLQT1 or hminK. The functional ...
The major finding in this study is that an increase in the inward sodium current INaP plays an important role in causing long QT syndrome in murine models of diabetes. Previous studies suggested that the cardiac repolarization defect in diabetes is due mainly to a decrease in outward potassium currents. Using streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats as a model of type 1 diabetes, it was concluded that APD prolongation is due to reductions in the 4-AP-sensitive transient outward current Ito and a 4-AP-insensitive steady-state current referred to as IK (19-21). A decrease in the inward L-type calcium current ICaL was also seen in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats (21) and Ins2Akita mice (18), but this would tend to shorten the APD. APD prolongation and suppression of outward potassium currents and ICaL were also seen in cardiac myocytes from type 2 diabetic db/db mice (22-25). The affected potassium currents in db/db mice were not extensively characterized, but were probably equivalent to Ito and ...
A very dangerous form of ventricular tachycardia characterized by a sinusoidal (twisting) pattern on the electrocardiogram due to a constantly shifting cardiac electrical vector (hence the French term, meaning twisting of points). It is usually a side-effect of medication but may also occur in patients with severe deficiency of potassium or magnesium or inherited abnormalities of the cardiac electrical system. see long QT syndrome. ...
Significant QTc prolongation (median; interquartile range [IQR]) occurred during general anesthesia (ΔQTc, +33 milliseconds; IQR, +22 to 46 milliseconds) and spinal anesthesia (ΔQTc, +22 milliseconds; IQR, +12 to 29 milliseconds), whereas no QTc prolongation was observed during local anesthesia (biopsy, n = 53: ΔQTc, +4 milliseconds; IQR, −4 to +7 milliseconds; coronary angiography, n = 47: ΔQTc, +6 milliseconds; IQR, −5 to +16 milliseconds). The incidence of long QTc episodes was significantly different between general anesthesia (n = 6/63, 9.5%), spinal anesthesia (n = 1/56, 1.8%), local anesthesia for biopsy (n = 0/46, 0%), and coronary angiography (n = 0/19, 0%; P = 0.045 ...
Recently, there has been interest in the antiarrhythmic potential of the novel antianginal agent, ranolazine, the first Food and Drug Administration-approved drug that specifically blocks the late component of the Na+ current. Like most antiarrhythmics that target cardiac ion channels (eg, flecainide and amiodarone), ranolazine blocks multiple channels, including the repolarizing hERG current IKr, with therapeutic concentrations. The result is a mild concentration-dependent QTc prolongation seen in patients with chronic stable angina.11 Because of this, ranolazine is contraindicated for patients using other QT-prolonging drugs, those with preexisting QT prolongation,12 and those with repolarization abnormalities.. In this study, we sought to use a computationally based approach to determine whether ranolazines unintended pathological block of promiscuous K+ channels would prevail over therapeutic drug effects in 2 specific patient populations: LQT3-ΔKPQ carriers and those with acquired ...
Expression of the human ether-à-go-go-related gene (HERG) results in a current that recapitulates most of the physiological and pharmacological characteristics of IKr. These include inward rectification, [K+]o sensitivity, and drug block.23 24 25 Importantly, block of IKr can produce marked prolongation of the QT interval and the distinctive polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, torsades de pointes26 ; mutations in HERG cause the congenital long-QT syndrome, which has many of the same characteristics.27 28 Further studies comparing the behavior of heterologously expressed HERG with that of IKr recorded in cardiac myocytes are important not so much to demonstrate that HERG expression results in an IKr-like channel (that seems well established) but to define the extent to which the current observed with heterologous expression might differ from that in the myocyte. For example, activation of HERG currents in oocytes23 or in transfected noncardiac mammalian cells13 is much slower than that reported ...
KCNQ1 has been associated with Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia syndrome and leading cause of sudden death.
QT syndrome, long is a disorder of the hearts electrical system that predisposes individuals to irregular heartbeats, fainting spells, and sudden death.
1. History of any comorbidity that, in the opinion of the investigator, might confound the results of the study or pose an additional risk in administering study drug to the subject. For example, history of cirrhosis with portal hypertension, and/or history of risk factors for Torsade de Pointes (e.g., familial long QT syndrome, hypokalemia, heart failure, left ventricular hypertrophy, bradycardia, myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, history of arrhythmia [ventricular and atrial fibrillation], obesity, acute neurologic events [subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage, cerebrovascular accident, and intracranial trauma], and autonomic neuropathy ...
As the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program at Yale, I run a weekly outpatient clinic where I am involved in evaluation and management of patient with inherited cardiovascular diseases, supervision of the cardiovascular genetic counselor in providing consult to patients with inherited cardiovascular disease and in genetic testing, data analysis and diagnosis of the genetic disorder in these patients. I have established the first center for center for comprehensive testing of disease genes using the state of the art technology known as whole exome sequencing. We evaluate patients with inherited arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, Long QT syndrome, Brugada, Cardiomyopathy, inherited aortic diseases, coronary artery disease and lipid abnormalities and many other inherited heart disease. We also manage the therapy of patients with lipid disorder, metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease. We are the only center that has identified the cause of hereditary metabolic syndrome.. ...
Compound‐induced prolongation of the cardiac QT interval is a major concern in drug development and this unit discusses approaches that can predict QT effects prior to undertaking clinical trials
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BACKGROUND: Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a rare and life-threatening arrhythmogenic syndrome characterized by abbreviated repolarization. Hydroquinidine (HQ) prolongs the QT interval in SQTS patients, although whether it reduces cardiac events is currently unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether long-term treatment with HQ reduces the occurrence of life-threatening arrhythmic events (LAE) (cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death) in SQTS patients. METHODS: In this cohort study on consecutive SQTS patients, 2 analyses were performed: 1) a matched-period analysis for the occurrence of LAE in 17 SQTS patients who received long-term HQ; and 2) a comparison of the annual incidence of LAE off- and on-HQ in 16 SQTS patients who survived a cardiac arrest ...
... cardiac arrhythmia syndrome known as ankyrin-B syndrome, previously referred to as long QT syndrome, type 4, which can be ... November 1995). "Mapping of a gene for long QT syndrome to chromosome 4q25-27". Am. J. Hum. Genet. 57 (5): 1114-22. PMC 1801360 ... Initially, a Glu1425Gly mutation in ANK2 was found to cause dominantly-inherited long QT syndrome, type 4, cardiac arrhythmia. ... indicated that long QT syndrome was not a consistent clinical manifestation of ANK2 mutations; however, the effect on Ca(2+) ...
Rossi M, Giorgi G (2010). "Domperidone and long QT syndrome". Curr Drug Saf. 5 (3): 257-62. doi:10.2174/157488610791698334. ... It should no longer be used for the treatment of bloating and heartburn. Domperidone is now contraindicated in those with ... Djeddi D, Kongolo G, Lefaix C, Mounard J, Léké A (November 2008). "Effect of domperidone on QT interval in neonates". The ... An advocate for the mother suggested the child may have suffered neuroleptic malignant syndrome as a side effect of domperidone ...
Chiang, CE (2004). "Congenital and acquired long QT syndrome. Current concepts and management". Cardiology in Review. 12 (4): ...
Ventricular Arrhythmia/ Tachycardia Khan, Ijaz A. (2002). "Long QT syndrome: Diagnosis and management". American Heart Journal ... long QT syndrome, social phobia, anxiety, and other conditions. ETS involves dissection of the main sympathetic trunk in the ... also known as Frey's syndrome). Other long-term adverse effects include: Ultrastructural changes in the cerebral artery wall ... Harlequin syndrome Cerfolio, Robert J.; De Campos, Jose Ribas Milanez; Bryant, Ayesha S.; Connery, Cliff P.; Miller, Daniel L ...
Sinus tachycardia Long QT syndrome THORNTON (2004). "Oxygen and the diving seal" (PDF). The Journal of Hyperbaric Medicine. 31 ... Sleep Hypothermia Hypothyroidism Roemheld syndrome Intrinsic disease of the SA node (E.g. sick sinus syndrome). An effect of ... as in carotid sinus syndrome, acute myocardial infarction. ECG characteristics Rate: Less than 60 beats per minute. Rhythm: ... helping them to conserve oxygen during long dives. Sinus bradycardia is a common condition found in both healthy individuals ...
QT interval Long QT syndrome Bellocq, C.; Wilders, R.; Schott, J. J.; Louérat-Oriou, B.; Boisseau, P.; Le Marec, H.; Escande, D ... Precipitates the Long QT Syndrome 2". Molecular Pharmacology. 66 (5): 1093-1102. doi:10.1124/mol.104.001065. PMID 15280442. " ... Studies in 2004 had indicated that clobutinol has the potential to prolong the QT interval. Clobutinol was in 2007 determined ...
Reed GJ, Boczek NJ, Etheridge SP, Ackerman MJ (2015). "CALM3 mutation associated with long QT syndrome". Heart Rhythm. 12 (2): ...
"Long QT Syndromes and Torsade de Pointes". Thoracic Surgery News. Retrieved 2016-12-16. Gupta P, Patel C, Patel H, ... long QT syndrome, and other abnormalities that can lead to sudden cardiac death. Yan is a professor at Lankenau Institute for ... Consisting of Brugada syndrome and early repolarization syndrome (ERS), J wave syndromes are characterized by an unusually ... the normal T wave and electrocardiographic expression of the long QT syndrome, the cardiac safety of drugs, and the conditions ...
... and Jervell Lange-Nielsens syndrome (homozygotes). Both these syndromes are characterized by Long QT syndrome, a delay in ... Mutation D76N in the KCNE1 protein can lead to long QT syndrome due to structural changes in the KvLQT1/KCNE1 complex, and ... While loss-of-function mutations in KCNE1 cause Long QT syndrome, gain-of-function KCNE1 mutations are associated with early- ... "Long QT syndrome-associated mutations in KCNQ1 and KCNE1 subunits disrupt normal endosomal recycling of IKs channels". ...
DeSilvey DL; Moss AJ (July 1980). "Primidone in the treatment of the long QT syndrome: QT shortening and ventricular arrhythmia ... Lan, Y. W. (December 1986). "[Primidone in the treatment of long Q-T syndrome. Clinical analysis of 4 cases]". Zhonghua Xin Xue ... Phenytoin was still regarded as the drug of choice for partial seizures due to its long half-life and low cost; but for ... Within two years, primidone was no longer seen as the drug of choice for psychomotor epilepsy in the United States. This was ...
"Does KCNE5 play a role in long QT syndrome?". Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry. 345 (1-2): 49- ... "KCNE5 polymorphism rs697829 is associated with QT interval and survival in acute coronary syndromes patients". Journal of ... Brugada syndrome is a relatively rare but lethal ventricular arrhythmia most commonly linked to voltage-gated sodium channel ... This intronless gene is deleted in AMME contiguous gene syndrome and is potentially involved in the cardiac and neurologic ...
Mutations in the SCN4B are associated with long QT syndrome. SCN4B might additionally function as a cell adhesion molecule. ... "SCN4B-encoded sodium channel beta4 subunit in congenital long-QT syndrome". Circulation. 116 (2): 134-42. doi:10.1161/ ...
Short QT syndrome, and Familial Atrial Fibrillation. KvLQT1 are also expressed in the pancreas, and KvLQT1 Long QT syndrome ... "The genetic basis of long QT and short QT syndromes: a mutation update". Human Mutation. 30 (11): 1486-1511. doi:10.1002/humu. ... Mutations in the gene can lead to a defective protein and several forms of inherited arrhythmias as Long QT syndrome which is a ... Mutations in either the alpha subunit of this complex, KvLQT1 or the beta subunit, KCNE1, can lead to Long QT Syndrome or other ...
There are far more hERG mutations described for long QT syndrome than for short QT syndrome. This channel is also sensitive to ... long QT syndrome. Among the drugs that can cause QT prolongation, the more common ones include antiarrhythmics (especially ... "The genetic basis of long QT and short QT syndromes: a mutation update". Hum. Mutat. 30 (11): 1486-511. doi:10.1002/humu.21106 ... Loss of function mutations in this channel may lead to long QT syndrome (LQT2), while gain of function mutations may lead to ...
Furthermore, caveolin-3 has been associated with Long QT syndrome. Caveolin-3 has been implicated in the development of certain ... "Mutant caveolin-3 induces persistent late sodium current and is associated with long-QT syndrome". Circulation. 114 (20): 2104- ...
"Contribution of long-QT syndrome genetic variants in sudden infant death syndrome". Pediatric Cardiology. 30 (4): 502-9. doi: ... "Prevalence of long-QT syndrome gene variants in sudden infant death syndrome". Circulation. 115 (3): 361-7. doi:10.1161/ ... Tester DJ, Cronk LB, Carr JL, Schulz V, Salisbury BA, Judson RS, Ackerman MJ (July 2006). "Allelic dropout in long QT syndrome ... MiRP1 is a voltage-gated potassium channel accessory subunit (beta subunit) associated with Long QT syndrome. It is ...
... is contraindicated in people with congenital long QT syndrome. Very common (present in greater than 10% of people) ... long QT syndrome, high blood pressure, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, sensitivity to sunlight, rash, ... Other drugs that prolong the QT interval can possibly add to this side effect of vandetanib. As the drug is partly metabolised ...
Such tests can screen for drug-hERG channel interactions that cause acquired long QT syndrome, are essential for determining ... Sanguinetti MC, Mitcheson JS (Mar 2005). "Predicting drug-hERG channel interactions that cause acquired long QT syndrome". ... which destabilize the conductive conformation and facilitate entry into a long-lived nonconducting state that resembles the C- ...
El-Sherif, N (August 2001). "Mechanism of ventricular arrhythmias in the long QT syndrome: on hermeneutics". Journal of ... Khan, IA (January 2002). "Clinical and therapeutic aspects of congenital and acquired long QT syndrome". The American Journal ... However, there is agreement that the greater loss of mass with long-duration flight is most likely due to atrophy. The QT ... Thus, changes in QT duration represent alterations in ventricular repolarization. The QT interval of the surface ECG is a ...
CG-NAP hereditary Long QT syndrome LQT11 COH1 Cohen Syndrome GMAP210 Achondrogenesis type IA Golgin A2 a complex, neuromuscular ... "Mutation of an A-kinase-anchoring protein causes long-QT syndrome". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the ... 2003). "Cohen syndrome is caused by mutations in a novel gene, COH1, encoding a transmembrane protein with a presumed role in ...
QT prolongation may be congenital or acquired. Congenital problems include long QT syndrome and catecholaminergic polymorphic ... long-QT syndrome), catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, or a ... Long-term anti-arrhythmic therapy may be indicated to prevent recurrence of VT. Beta-blockers and a number of class III anti- ... Class III anti-arrhythmic drugs such as sotalol and amiodarone prolong the QT interval and may in some circumstances be pro- ...
"Mapping of a gene for long QT syndrome to chromosome 4q25-27". American Journal of Human Genetics. 57 (5): 1114-22. PMC 1801360 ...
"The genetic basis of long QT and short QT syndromes: a mutation update". Human Mutation. 30 (11): 1486-511. doi:10.1002/humu. ... causing altering ion channel activity leading to Long QT syndrome. Syntrophin, alpha 1 has been shown to interact with ... "Alpha-1-syntrophin mutation and the long-QT syndrome: a disease of sodium channel disruption". Circ Arrhytm Electrophysiol. 1 ( ...
Sudden Arrhythmia death Syndrome: Importance of the Long QT Syndrome Am Fam Physician. 2003 Aug 1;68(3):483-488. Retrieved July ... After her death, the autopsy showed signs of long-term and irreversible damage to her brain consistent with PVS. Frist defended ... A serious consequence of hypokalemia can be heart rhythm abnormalities, including sudden arrhythmia death syndrome. Terri was ... Schiavo's decisions might have been influenced by the potential to inherit what remained of Terri Schiavo's estate as long as ...
For example, in Brugada Syndrome, sodium channels are affected. In certain forms of long QT syndrome, the potassium inward ... long QT syndrome, electric shock, or intracranial hemorrhage. Diagnosis is by an electrocardiogram (ECG) showing irregular ... Recently described syndromes such as the Brugada Syndrome may give clues to the underlying mechanism of ventricular arrhythmias ... In the Brugada syndrome, changes may be found in the resting ECG with evidence of right bundle branch block (RBBB) and ST ...
A number of inherited disorders may also increase the risk including long QT syndrome. The initial heart rhythm is most often ... A number of genetic conditions are associated with heart defects including Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, and Marfan syndrome ... known for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome Louis Wolff (1898-1972), known for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome Karel Frederik ... Long term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, peripheral ...
"Cardiac Sodium Channel Mutations in Patients with Long QT Syndrome, an Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmia." Human Molecular Genetics ... Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) is a pre-excitation syndrome in which individuals are predisposed to supraventricular ... ISBN 978-0-07-160405-5 Milan, S., Hroboňová, V., & Bartáková, H. "Lorcainide Treatment of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in ... QRS and QT intervals of an ECG.[4] Lorcainide also increases the ventricular fibrillation threshold in a dose-dependent fashion ...
Long QT syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, Brugada Syndrome, Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Long ... A number of inherited disorders may also increase the risk including long QT syndrome. The initial heart rhythm is most often ... Longer durations of CPR may be reasonable in those who have cardiac arrest while in hospital. Bystander CPR, by the lay public ... QT syndrome, a condition often mentioned in young people's deaths, occurs in one of every 5000 to 7000 newborns and is ...
Spierer's rare heart condition-long QT syndrome-added to the danger of drug use. Police addressed rumors that implied Spierer ... The heavy press coverage of the disappearance has been dubbed an example of missing white woman syndrome, a phenomenon wherein ... Cohen, Shawn (April 24, 2012). "Parents believe missing Indiana student is no longer alive". USA Today. "Lauren Spierer's ... Barton, Robin (August 22, 2011). "The "Missing White Woman Syndrome"". Majchrowicz, Michael (November 9, 2011). "Beyond the ...
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... are associated with a variant of Long QT syndrome called Timothy's syndrome[19] and also with Brugada syndrome.[20] Large-scale ... GeneReviews/NIH/NCBI/UW entry on Timothy Syndrome. This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of ... GeneReviews/NIH/NCBI/UW entry on Brugada syndrome. *CACNA1C+protein,+human at the US National Library of Medicine Medical ... Pagon RA, Bird TC, Dolan CR, Stephens K, Splawski I, Timothy KW, Priori SG, Napolitano C, Bloise R (1993). "Timothy Syndrome". ...
... long QT syndrome).[150] Methylxanthines such as theophylline generally cause more harm than benefit and thus are usually not ... long-acting agents are recommended.[2] Long-acting agents partly work by reducing hyperinflation.[74] If long-acting ... long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) such as tiotropium or a long-acting beta agonist (LABA) is better is unclear, and ... "Long-acting beta2-agonist in addition to tiotropium versus either tiotropium or long-acting beta2-agonist alone for chronic ...
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There have also been several deaths related to ibogaine use, which causes tachycardia and long QT syndrome. The drug is an ... The addiction syndrome is also hypothesized to be associated with life trajectories that have occurred within the context of ... Treatment can be a long process and the duration is dependent upon the patient's needs and history of abuse. Research has shown ... Naltrexone is a long-acting opioid antagonist with few side effects. It is usually prescribed in outpatient medical conditions ...
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This syndrome consists of fever, rash, peripheral leukocytosis, lymphadenopathy, and occasionally hepatic necrosis.[43] ... Phenytoin was still regarded as the drug of choice for partial seizures due to its long half-life and low cost; but for ... Primidone has other cardiovascular effects in beyond shortening the QT interval. Both it and phenobarbital are associated with ... Felbamate was the most effective for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and was seen as a second-line agent in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy ...
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"Sudden Arrhythmia death Syndrome: Importance of the Long QT Syndrome" Archived May 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Am Fam ... A serious consequence of hypokalemia can be heart rhythm abnormalities, including sudden arrhythmia death syndrome.[15] Terri ... the autopsy showed signs of long-term and irreversible damage to her brain consistent with PVS.[61] Frist defended his actions ... Schiavo's decisions might have been influenced by the potential to inherit what remained of Terri Schiavo's estate as long as ...
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome / Post-acute-withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) · Ulevi (alcohol addiction) · Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS ... au QT hadi vipindi na matukio paroxsysmal ya tachycardia ventricular. Pathofisiolojia (sababu za kuugua mwilini) ya ... http://www.ajph.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=8498629. *↑ Fuchs CS, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA, et al. (Mei 1995). "Alcohol ... Holiday Heart Syndrome at eMedicine *↑ Savage D, Lindenbaum J (1986). "Anemia in alcoholics". Medicine (Baltimore) 65 (5): 322- ...
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Long QT syndrome. *Andersen-Tawil. *Jervell and Lange-Nielsen. *Romano-Ward. Cardiac arrest. *Sudden cardiac death ... Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome (LGL) is a pre-excitation syndrome of the heart. Those with LGL syndrome have episodes of abnormal ... LGL can be distinguished from WPW syndrome because the delta waves seen in WPW syndrome are not seen in LGL syndrome. The QRS ... Individuals with LGL syndrome do not carry an increased risk of sudden death. The only morbidity associated with the syndrome ...
Quinolones are contraindicated if a patient has epilepsy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome,[41] QT prolongation, pre-existing CNS lesions ... CS1: long volume value. *Pages with DOIs inactive since 2019. *CS1 Spanish-language sources (es) ... Fluoroquinolones prolong the heart's QT interval by blocking voltage-gated potassium channels.[33] Prolongation of the QT ... certain genetic conditions such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and the elderly. For these people, ...
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2B, Long QT syndrome 9. Vacuolar protein sorting:. *VPS33B *ARC syndrome ... Griscelli syndrome (also known as "Chédiak-Higashi like syndrome"). References[edit]. *^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; ... "Chediak Higashi syndrome". Retrieved 2008-11-06.. *^ Falus A, Fenyo M, Eder K, Madarasi A (September 2011). "[Polarized light ... Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) and Griscelli syndromes (GS)". In Ruggieri M, Pascual-Castroviejo I, Di Rocco C. Neurocutaneous ...
Long QT syndrome. *Andersen-Tawil. *Jervell and Lange-Nielsen. *Romano-Ward. Cardiac arrest. *Sudden cardiac death ...
Main articles: Bradycardia and Athletic heart syndrome. Bradycardia was defined as a heart rate less than 60 beats per minute ... Brosschot, J.F.; Thayer, J.F. (2003). "Heart rate response is longer after negative emotions than after positive emotions". ... It is inexpensive and quick to measure and is easily understandable.[49] Although the accepted limits of heart rate are between ... The impact of thyroid hormones is typically of a much longer duration than that of the catecholamines. The physiologically ...
Contribution of long-QT syndrome genetic variants in sudden infant death syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. May 2009, 30 (4): 502-9. ... 長QT症候群(英语:long QT syndrome)(佔所有病例的2%以下)[44] ... 嬰兒猝死症(Sudden infant death syndrome, cot death, crib death,簡稱SIDS),是指嬰兒在一歲之前突然無預期死亡的現象[1],且在死後進行驗屍與詳細現場調查後仍找不出死因的情形下才能
Long QT syndrome. *Andersen-Tawil. *Jervell and Lange-Nielsen. *Romano-Ward. Cardiac arrest. *Sudden cardiac death ... As with post PVC pauses, a longer P-P interval leads to a higher chance of re-entrant circuits and thus PVCs. The term "rule of ... Bigeminy is a heart rhythm problem in which there are repeated rhythms heart beats, one long and one shorter. Most often this ... The pause after the PVC leads to a longer recovery time, which is associated with a higher likelihood of myocardium being in ...
Long QT syndrome. *Marfan syndrome (treatment with propranolol slows progression of aortic dilation and its complications) ... Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome[52]. AsthmaEdit. Beta blockers are contraindicated in patients with asthma as stated in the ... Beta blockers should not be used as a first-line treatment in the acute setting for cocaine-induced acute coronary syndrome ( ... Usage of beta-blockers in tachycardic patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome can result in severe bradycardia, ...
... has a long elimination half-life of typically 5 to 7 days, with a range of 4 to 11 days.[2][4][77] Similarly, the ... Tamoxifen is useful in the treatment of peripheral precocious puberty, for instance due to McCune-Albright syndrome, in both ... QT prolongation was also observed with very high doses of tamoxifen.[3] There is no specific antidote for overdose of tamoxifen ... However, long-term data from clinical trials have failed to demonstrate a cardioprotective effect.[41] For some women, ...
Fad-diets can be tempting as they offer a quick-fix to a long-term problem.. ... It is promoted as a way of reducing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, ... Observations in 17 patients and the role of the prolonged QT interval". Circulation. 60 (6): 1401-12. doi:10.1161/01.cir.60.6. ... Locavore diet: a neologism describing the eating of food that is locally produced, and not moved long distances to market. An ...
Long QT syndrome at Curlie (based on DMOZ) Thomson, Clare; Wright, Paul (2014-10-15). "Long QT syndrome". The Pharmaceutical ... "Long QT syndrome - Symptoms". Thomson, Clare; Wright, Paul (2014-10-15). "Long QT syndrome". The Pharmaceutical Journal. 293 ( ... Cardiac action potential Short QT syndrome "Long QT syndrome". Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) - an NCATS ... 2009). "The genetic basis of long QT and short QT syndromes: a mutation update". Human Mutation. 30 (11): 1486-511. doi:10.1002 ...
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Long QT syndrome causes problems with the electrical activity of the heart. Its uncommon, occurring in around 1 in every 2,000 ... drug-induced long QT syndrome (PDF, 158kb).. Diagnosing long QT syndrome. If your GP thinks you have long QT syndrome, if you ... Long QT syndrome Long QT syndrome is an inherited heart rhythm problem where the heart muscle takes longer than normal to ... Symptoms of long QT syndrome. Some people with long QT syndrome dont have any symptoms. They may only become aware of their ...
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Long QT Syndrome (LQTS). Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Print. Heart and Vascular Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an abnormal ... Acquired long QT syndrome is the result of conditions, medications or events that prolong the QT interval. It is more common in ... The term "long QT" refers to the hearts electrical activity as graphed on an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). Doctors name the ... A wide variety of drugs may lengthen the QT interval. If you have been diagnosed with LQTS, consult your physician about which ...
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Cloningers temperament traits and inherited long QT syndrome.. Määttänen I1, Hintsa T, Toivonen L, Swan H, Pulkki-Råback L, ... The long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited cardiac disorder which predisposes the mutation carrier to ventricular arrhythmias ... Congenital long QT syndrome mutation carriers had a higher harm avoidance (HA) than those representing the general population ( ... The objective of the present study was to examine the association between the symptom status of congenital long QT syndrome ...
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a condition marked by a lengthening of the QT interval on an electrocardiogram, typically indicating ... A new study suggests that the way certain medications trigger a hazardous side effect known as long QT syndrome is more ... Paper reveals new channels for worry over long QT syndrome. *Roxanne Palmer ... Palmer, R. Paper reveals new channels for worry over long QT syndrome. Nat Med 18, 839 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm0612- ...
The Long QT Syndrome is a rare heart disease that is ususally genetically inherted. The heart problem symptoms are unusual; ... What is Long QT Syndrome?. Long QT syndrome is a disorder of the hearts electrical system. The heart may suddenly have an ... Long QT Syndrome (LQTS). The long QT syndrome is a serious heart condition that is usually acquired through a genetic mutation ... Doctors measure the Q-T interval to find out if it occurs in a normal amount of time. The upper time limit of the QT interval ...
Influence of genotype on the clinical course of the long-QT syndrome. International Long-QT Syndrome Registry Research Group. N ... long QT syndrome; QTc, heart rate-corrected QT (interval); RWS, Romano-Ward syndrome; TS, Timothy syndrome. ... Response of the QT interval to mental and physical stress in types LQT1 and LQT2 of the long QT syndrome. Heart. 2001. 86:39-44 ... Epinephrine-induced QT interval prolongation: a gene-specific paradoxical response in congenital long QT syndrome. Mayo Clin. ...
Long QT Syndrome - an easy to understand guide covering causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prevention plus additional ... Inherited long QT syndrome does not go away. If you have a long QT interval caused by a medication you are taking or by a ... Since long QT syndrome does not always create longer than normal QT intervals all the time, theres a chance your EKG may be ... People with long QT syndrome may not always show an abnormally long QT interval on an EKG. Many different factors can influence ...
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Long QT Syndrome Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disease that you can inherit or acquire. It affects the bottom pumping chambers ... The name long QT stems from a reading on the electrocardiogram (ECG) machine. Healthcare providers use this to evaluate your ... The relationship between the Q and T waves is important and is known as the QT interval. When the interval lasts longer than it ...
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10 Acquired long QT syndrome secondary to cardiac conditions 163. 11 Acquired long QT syndrome secondary to noncardiac ... 4 Introduction to drug-induced long QT syndrome 60. 5 Risk of QT prolongation and torsades de pointes with antiarrhythmic drugs ... Acquired Long QT Syndrome. A. John Camm , Marek Malik , Yee Guan Yap ... They focus particularly on the risk of individual cardiac and non-cardiac drugs in provoking long QT syndrome, providing a ...
Arrhythmia phenotype during fetal life suggests long-QT syndrome genotype: Risk stratification of perinatal long-QT syndrome. ... 2010) Congenital long QT syndrome and 2:1 atrioventricular block: An optimistic outcome in the current era. Heart Rhythm 7(6): ... Early somatic mosaicism is a rare cause of long-QT syndrome. James Rush Priest, Charles Gawad, Kristopher M. Kahlig, Joseph K. ... 2014) Molecular diagnosis of long QT syndrome at 10 days of life by rapid whole genome sequencing. Heart Rhythm 11(10):1707- ...
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Romano-Ward syndrome)Classification & external resources Schematic representation of normal ECG trace (sinus rhythm), with ... Acquired Long QT Syndrome. More common than the various congenital causes of long QT syndrome described above, are acquired ... Pre-excitation syndrome (Wolff-Parkinson-White, Lown-Ganong-Levine) - Long QT syndrome - Adams-Stokes syndrome - Cardiac arrest ... Beta blockers are the first choice in treating Long QT syndrome. In 2004 it has been shown that genotype and QT interval ...
Does having a Prolonged QT have to mean you have Long QT Syndrome? I dont understand..Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 8/15 ... Prolonged QT syndrome is also known as long QT syndrome.. Technical question and should be discusssed with your physician.. ~~ ... Does having a Prolonged QT have to mean you have Long QT Syndrome? I dont understand... Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 8/ ... Prolonged QT -, Long QT Syndrome. Chronic Illness Forums. ,. Heart & Cardiovascular Disease. ,. Prolonged QT -, Long QT ...
Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited condition that affects the hearts electrical rhythm and can cause fast, erratic ... What is long QT syndrome? Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited condition that affects the hearts electrical rhythm and can ... What are the types of long QT syndrome? There are three types of LQTS:. *LQT1 is more likely to cause symptoms with exercise or ... What are the causes of long QT syndrome?. In many cases, LQTS is caused by an inherited genetic mutation passed down from a ...
SCN5A mutations associated with an inherited cardiac arrhythmia, long QT syndrome.. Wang Q1, Shen J, Splawski I, Atkinson D, Li ... Long QT syndrome (LQT) is an inherited disorder that causes sudden death from cardiac arrhythmias, specifically torsade de ...
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Syndrome. Long QT Syndrome. Disease. Pathologic Processes. Arrhythmias, Cardiac. Heart Diseases. Cardiovascular Diseases. Heart ... Pregnant women with diagnoses of Long QT Syndrome, Romano Ward and Jervell - Lange Nielson Syndrome who delivered at BC Womens ... The Long QT Syndrome in Pregnancy. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor ... Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is a disease of young adults and can affect women of child bearing age. Suffers of LQTS are at risk of ...
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a rare inherited or acquired heart condition involving episodes of irregular heartbeats. These ... leading to Long QT syndrome 1, aka LQT1), KCNH2 (LQT2), and SCN5A (LQT3). Mutations deemed potentially pathogenic in any of ... Retrieved from "https://www.SNPedia.com/index.php?title=Long_QT_syndrome&oldid=987260" ...
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is usually diagnosed with an electrocardiogram (ECG), which is a picture of the electrical activity of ... QT refers to a time interval measured on the ECG. People with this disorder have a longer QT interval than other people. ...
Several Web sites provide excellent information about the long QT syndrome: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... Private sites, such as QTsyndrome.ch, Long-QT-Syndrome.com, the Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education (CARE) Foundation, ... Several Web sites provide excellent information about the long QT syndrome: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... also deliver useful, though somewhat more personal, information on long QT syndrome. ...
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a condition which affects repolarization of the heart after a heartbeat. (wikipedia.org)
  • the following is a list of all known genes associated with LQTS: LQT1 LQT1 is the most common type of long QT syndrome, making up about 30 to 35% of all cases. (wikipedia.org)
  • In otherwise healthy people, causes of syncope, cardiac arrest, or sudden death other than LQTS include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Brugada syndrome, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. (medscape.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a condition that affects the electrical system of the heart . (kidshealth.org)
  • In LQTS, it takes longer for the heart to squeeze and then recover or "recharge. (kidshealth.org)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a congenital disorder characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval on electrocardiograms (ECGs) and a propensity to ventricular tachyarrhythmias, which may lead to syncope, cardiac arrest, or sudden death. (medscape.com)
  • Marked prolongation of QT interval in a 15-year-old male adolescent with long QT syndrome (LQTS) (R-R = 1.00 s, QT interval = 0.56 s, QT interval corrected for heart rate [QTc] = 0.56 s). (medscape.com)
  • Findings on physical examination usually do not indicate a diagnosis of LQTS, although some patients may present with excessive bradycardia for their age, and some patients may have hearing loss (congenital deafness), indicating the possibility of Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • An increased corrected QT (QTc) interval in response to standing up ("response to standing" test), which is associated with increased sympathetic tone, can provide more diagnostic information in patients with LQTS. (medscape.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an abnormal feature of the heart's electrical system that can lead to a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia called torsades de pointes (pronounced torsad de pwant). (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited cardiac disorder which predisposes the mutation carrier to ventricular arrhythmias that can lead to sudden death. (nih.gov)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a condition marked by a lengthening of the QT interval on an electrocardiogram, typically indicating an excessive lapse between the depolarization and repolarization of the lower chambers of the heart when the organ recharges before the next beat. (nature.com)
  • He and his colleagues exposed canine heart muscle cells to tyrosine kinase inhibitors and a handful of other drugs known to cause LQTS and discovered that the drug-induced QT prolongation was actually due to inhibition of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway, which affects multiple ion channels, not just the potassium one. (nature.com)
  • We identified a patient with electrophysiologically verified neonatal long QT syndrome (LQTS) and neonatal seizures in the presence of a controlled cardiac rhythm. (nih.gov)
  • The common form of long QT syndrome (LQTS), Romano-Ward syndrome (RWS), is a heterogeneous, autosomal dominant, genetic disease caused by mutations of ion channel genes involving the cell membranes of the cardiac myocytes. (jci.org)
  • Clinically, LQTS is identified by abnormal QT interval prolongation on the ECG. (jci.org)
  • Patients with LQTS are usually identified by QT interval prolongation on the ECG during clinical evaluation of unexplained syncope, as part of a family study when 1 family member has been identified with the syndrome, or in the investigation of patients with congenital neural deafness. (jci.org)
  • LQTS is a difficult condition to diagnose because some people do not have a visibly prolonged QT interval on an EKG. (heartandstroke.ca)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disease that can cause a dangerous rapid heart rate and irregular rhythm involving the bottom pumping chambers of the heart (ventricles). (rochester.edu)
  • If your healthcare provider notes that the interval between the Q and T waves of your heartbeat is longer than it should be, you may have LQTS. (rochester.edu)
  • The long QT syndrome ( LQTS ) is a heart condition associated with prolongation of repolarisation (recovery) following depolarisation (excitation) of the cardiac ventricles. (bionity.com)
  • Individuals with LQTS have a prolongation of the QT interval on the ECG . (bionity.com)
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited condition that affects the heart's electrical rhythm and can cause fast, erratic heartbeats. (childrenshospital.org)
  • Genetic screening also revealed a novel KCNH2 mutation in both fetus and mother indicating type 2 congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS). (springer.com)
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is a disease of young adults and can affect women of child bearing age. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a rare inherited or acquired heart condition involving episodes of irregular heartbeats. (snpedia.com)
  • LQTS can arise from mutations in over ten different genes, but the genes most commonly involved are KCNQ1 (leading to Long QT syndrome 1, aka LQT1), KCNH2 (LQT2), and SCN5A (LQT3). (snpedia.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is usually diagnosed with an electrocardiogram (ECG), which is a picture of the electrical activity of heartbeats. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • What are the HRS/EHRA guidelines for genetic testing in long QT syndrome (LQTS)? (medscape.com)
  • Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of long QT syndrome (LQTS)? (medscape.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) was diagnosed on electrocardiogram obtained soon after birth. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited channelopathy associated with life-threatening arrhythmias. (jci.org)
  • A new study from Brown University, Providence has revealed that individuals with long QT syndrome (LQTS) are at an increased risk of sudden death due to irregular heartbeats, also known as a cardiac arrhythmias. (medindia.net)
  • Cardiac tachyarrhythmias may be caused by several hereditary diseases including primary electrical disorders, such as long QT syndrome (LQTS) [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Scientists in Australia have now assessed the risk of cardiac events following consumption of energy drinks in patients diagnosed with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS), a condition that affects 1 in 2000 and that can cause rapid, irregular heartbeat that can lead to sudden death. (news-medical.net)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a cardiac disorder associated with ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. (biologists.org)
  • Here, we tested the precision of RMS ECG to assess ventricular repolarization in humans in the setting of drug-induced and congenital Long QT Syndrome (LQTS). (doaj.org)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a hereditary cardiac disease characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval at basal ECG and by a high risk of life-threatening arrhythmias. (cags.org.ae)
  • In congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS), a genetically heterogeneous disorder that predisposes to sudden cardiac death, genetic factors other than the primary mutation may modify the probability of life-threatening events. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • We tested the hypothesis that common variants in NOS1AP modify the risk of clinical manifestations and the degree of QT interval prolongation in a South African LQTS population (500 subjects, 205 mutation carriers) segregating a founder mutation in KCNQ1 (A341V) using a family-based association analysis. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited disorder of abnormal myocardial repolarization in which there is a high risk for potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmias. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • In cases in which no structural heart disease can be identified, the long QT syndromes (LQTS) are now commonly considered as likely causes. (aspetjournals.org)
  • When a person with LQTS has an ECG test, the QT-Interval recorded on the ECG is prolonged. (irishheart.ie)
  • Long qt syndrome (lqts) is a congenital disorder of the heart's electrical activity that is characterized by prolongation of the qt interval (delayed repolarization) on an electrocardiogram . (healthtap.com)
  • Mutations that induce loss of function (LOF) or dysfunction of the human KCNQ1 channel are responsible for susceptibility to a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder, the congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS). (sciencemag.org)
  • Although a number of approaches (e.g., beta blockers, permanent pacing, left cervicothoracic sympathectomy, ICD implantation) have been proposed as therapeutic options for patients with the congenital long QT syndromes (LQTS), beta blocker therapy has served as the mainstay of treatment for the majority of these patients. (acc.org)
  • Infants with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) and 2:1 atrioventricular block (AVB) have been recognized as a clinical subset of children with LQTS. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Abstract Inheritable long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disease in which delayed ventricular repolarization leads to cardiac arrhythmias and the possibility of sudden death. (ahajournals.org)
  • Inheritable LQTS is characterized by delayed ventricular repolarization (QT interval of the electrocardiogram) associated with arrhythmia (particularly torsades de pointes), syncope, and cardiac arrest. (ahajournals.org)
  • 12 13 14 15 Genetic linkage mapping of the autosomal-dominant form of LQTS (Romano-Ward syndrome) 16 17 has identified abnormalities in four different chromosomes. (ahajournals.org)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS), characterized by prolonged cardiac repolarization and risk of sudden death, may be inherited or result from adverse drug effects. (harvard.edu)
  • At baseline the repolarization time was significantly longer in LQTS cells compared to controls. (harvard.edu)
  • Inherited long QT syndrome (LQTS) is caused by mutations in ion channels that delay cardiac repolarization, increasing the risk of sudden death from ventricular arrhythmias. (sciencemag.org)
  • Currently, the risk of sudden death in individuals with LQTS is estimated from clinical parameters such as age, gender, and the QT interval, measured from the electrocardiogram. (sciencemag.org)
  • In this interview EP Lab Digest speaks with Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PhD about his recent research on treadmill stress testing to unmask patients with concealed long QT syndrome (LQTS). (eplabdigest.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a group of disorders that have a prolonged QT interval and a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • Romano-Ward syndrome is an autosomal dominant trait that has LQTS without sensorineural deafness. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • Jervell and Land-Nielsen syndrome is an autosomal recessive trait that has LQTS with bilateral sensorineural deafness. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a genetically heterogeneous disease in which six ion-channel genes have been identified. (springer.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited ion channel disorder manifesting with prolongation of the cardiac repolarization phase and severe ventricular arrhythmias. (springer.com)
  • The common KCNE1 D85N potassium channel variant prolongs QT interval by inhibiting I Ks (KCNQ1) and I Kr (KCNH2) currents and is therefore a suitable candidate for a modifier gene in LQTS. (springer.com)
  • We propose that KCNE1 D85N is a sex-specific QT-interval modifier in type 1 LQTS and may also associate with increased severity of disease. (springer.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited arrhythmia disorder associated with risk of torsades de pointes , ventricular fibrillation, and sudden death. (springer.com)
  • These findings prompted us to study whether KCNE1 D85N would also modify the QT interval and/or the clinical picture in patients with genetically homogeneous forms of LQTS in which the variability caused by the disease-causing mutation itself can be controlled for. (springer.com)
  • Objectives The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of beta-blockers in congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS). (diva-portal.org)
  • Background Variable expressivity and incomplete penetrance between individuals with identical long QT syndrome (LQTS) causative mutations largely remain unexplained. (bmj.com)
  • We examined the role of a novel synonymous KCNQ1 p.L353L variant on the splicing of exon 8 and on heart rate corrected QT interval (QTc) in a population known to have a pathogenic LQTS type 1 (LQTS1) causative mutation, p.V205M, in KCNQ1 -encoded Kv7.1. (bmj.com)
  • Through this mechanism, we identified that p.L353L can precipitate QT prolongation by itself and produce a clinically relevant interactive effect in conjunction with other LQTS variants. (bmj.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is characterised by a prolongation of the heart rate corrected QT interval (QTc) on 12-lead ECG and can predispose to syncope, seizures and sudden death if its trademark arrhythmia of torsades de pointes occurs. (bmj.com)
  • Performed with cardiac evaluation, genetic testing may be used to determine the status of long QT syndrome (LQTS), short QT syndrome (SQTS), catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), and Brugada syndrome (BrS) genes from blood, saliva, or tissue specimens, including postmortem samples 1 2 3 . (plos.org)
  • However, genetic background variations may confound disease traits, especially for disorders with incomplete penetrance, such as long‐QT syndromes (LQTS). (embopress.org)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of cardiac repolarization. (gerboni.net)
  • Newer genetic forms of LQTS have been identified, too, plus a laboratory test has become available to help in the diagnosis of the syndrome. (gerboni.net)
  • The two cardinal manifestations of LQTS are syncopal episodes, that may lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death, and electrocardiographic abnormalities, including prolongation of the QT interval and T wave abnormalities. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a relatively uncommon but important clinical disorder. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is characterized by inherited or acquired prolonged QT interval on the surface electrocardiogram. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The acquired form of long QT syndrome (LQTS) is often induced by hypokalemia or drugs. (onlinejacc.org)
  • In the present report, we describe a female patient with an acquired form of LQTS with no known cause of QT prolongation. (onlinejacc.org)
  • Risk factors for long QT syndrome include the following: female sex increasing age liver or renal impairment family history of congenital long QT syndrome pre-existing cardiovascular disease electrolyte imbalance: especially hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia concurrent administration of interacting drugs Anorexia nervosa has been associated with sudden death, possibly due to QT prolongation. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the autosomal recessive mutation of this gene, homozygous mutations lead to severe prolongation of the QT interval (due to near-complete loss of the IKs ion channel), and are associated with increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias and congenital deafness. (wikipedia.org)
  • El-Sherif N, Turitto G, Boutjdir M. Congenital long QT syndrome and torsade de pointes. (medscape.com)
  • The congenital long QT syndrome Type 3: An update. (medscape.com)
  • Fatal cardiac arrhythmia and long-QT syndrome in a new form of congenital generalized lipodystrophy with muscle rippling (CGL4) due to PTRF-CAVIN mutations. (medscape.com)
  • Sodium channel β4 subunit mutation causes congenital long QT syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • Risk of recurrent cardiac events after onset of menopause in women with congenital long-QT syndrome types 1 and 2. (medscape.com)
  • Relation of increased short-term variability of QT interval to congenital long-QT syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • Automated T-wave analysis can differentiate acquired QT prolongation from congenital long QT syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • Congenital long QT syndrome can be treated, but it can't be "cured" and won't go away on its own. (kidshealth.org)
  • For children who have congenital long QT syndrome, treatment usually won't make the QT interval shorter. (kidshealth.org)
  • Skeletal abnormalities, such as short stature and scoliosis are seen in the LQT7 type (Andersen syndrome), and congenital heart diseases, cognitive and behavioral problems, musculoskeletal diseases, and immune dysfunction may be seen in those with LQT8 type (Timothy syndrome). (medscape.com)
  • The objective of the present study was to examine the association between the symptom status of congenital long QT syndrome mutation carriers and their temperament. (nih.gov)
  • Congenital long QT syndrome is a genetic disorder encompassing a family of mutations that can lead to aberrant ventricular electrical activity. (springer.com)
  • Identification of a common genetic substrate underlying postpartum cardiac events in congenital long QT syndrome. (springer.com)
  • Long QT syndrome is a rare congenital heart condition characterized by prolonged QT intervals and can cause sudden cardiac deaths. (medindia.net)
  • SADS encompasses a number of clinical entities, including congenital long QT syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, and coronary artery spasm (e.g., from cocaine intoxi cation). (aafp.org)
  • The application of root mean square electrocardiography (RMS ECG) for the detection of acquired and congenital long QT syndrome. (doaj.org)
  • The congenital long QT syndrome is a potentially fatal, inherited cardiac syndrome. (annals.org)
  • Early diagnosis and preventive treatment are instrumental to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with the congenital long QT syndrome. (annals.org)
  • To review new insights in genetics and cellular electrophysiology, as well as the current understanding of the clinical diagnosis and treatment of the congenital long QT syndrome. (annals.org)
  • Experimental and clinical studies on the congenital long QT syndrome. (annals.org)
  • The congenital long QT syndrome is characterized by abnormally prolonged ventricular repolarization, which predisposes patients to syncope, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. (annals.org)
  • The congenital long QT syndrome may result from inherited defects in cardiac K+ and Na+ channels, which both result in prolongation of the ventricular action potential. (annals.org)
  • Recent studies suggest that genotype-specific treatment of the congenital long QT syndrome will be feasible in the near future. (annals.org)
  • The congenital long QT syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by mutations in genes encoding cardiac ion channels. (annals.org)
  • Non-sustained microvolt level T-wave alternans in congenital long QT syndrome types 1 and 2. (annals.org)
  • Molecular Pathophysiology of Congenital Long QT Syndrome. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Although not all patients with congenital long QT syndrome develop symptoms, there is potential for danger. (reachmd.com)
  • Although not all patients with congenital long QT syndrome develop symptoms, there is potential for dangerous arrhythmia that can cause sudden cardiac death. (reachmd.com)
  • Congenital long QT syndrome and 2:1 atrioventricular block with a mutation of the SCN5A gene. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The deleterious effects of clobutinol were suspected when a young boy, with a diagnosis of congenital long QT syndrome, experienced arrhythmias while being treated with this drug. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Among these, the congenital form of the long QT syndrome (LQT) associates prolonged rate-corrected QT interval (QTc) with recurrent syncope and sudden cardiac death resulting from torsades de pointes tachyarrhythmias. (aspetjournals.org)
  • BACKGROUND: Congenital long-QT syndrome is a disorder resulting in ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. (uzh.ch)
  • The long QT interval responsible for torsades de pointes can be congenital or drug-induced. (merckmanuals.com)
  • At least 10 distinct forms of congenital long QT syndrome have been described. (merckmanuals.com)
  • In rare patients with 2 abnormal copies of the genetic abnormality (particularly LQT1), the disorder is associated with congenital deafness and, in the past, was referred to as the Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome. (merckmanuals.com)
  • A family history may suggest a congenital syndrome. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Although our patient did not present with typical syncope precipitated by emotional or physical stress, [7] the diagnosis of presumptive congenital long QT syndrome was made based on published probability criteria. (asahq.org)
  • ABSTRACT Congenital long QT syndrome is an inherited disorder of cardiac repolarization that predisposes to syncope and to sudden death from polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. (mdedge.com)
  • We can now classify some types of congenital long QT syndrome according to their genetic mutations and their triggers, such as exercise, rest, or startle. (mdedge.com)
  • Diagnosis is based on an electrocardiogram (EKG) finding a corrected QT interval of greater than 440 to 500 milliseconds together with clinical findings. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term "long QT" refers to the heart's electrical activity as graphed on an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The cellular mechanism of the lengthened QT interval recorded on the body surface electrocardiogram is prolonged ventricular action potentials. (pnas.org)
  • A test called an electrocardiogram (EKG) can show how long it takes for the impulse to pass through certain sections of the heart, and how long it takes for the heart muscle cells in the ventricles to recover. (drugs.com)
  • Prolonged QT intervals are detected with an EKG ( electrocardiogram ). (heartandstroke.ca)
  • The name, long QT, stems from a reading on the electrocardiogram (ECG) machine. (rochester.edu)
  • It is named for the prolonged QT interval it causes on an electrocardiogram (ECK or EKG). (childrenshospital.org)
  • The name comes from a measurement on an electrocardiogram (ECG) called the QT-Interval. (irishheart.ie)
  • It is characterized by QT prolongation on the 12-lead electrocardiogram, and its trademark dysrhythmia is Torsades de pointes. (eplabdigest.com)
  • If the event is suspicious, one can proceed with the various electrocardiographic tests such as a 12-lead electrocardiogram, 24-hour Holter monitor, treadmill stress testing, other means of provocative stress testing including an epinephrine QT stress test, and then finally, genetic testing for long QT syndrome. (eplabdigest.com)
  • and 3) studying the electrocardiogram and assessing the QT interval and the T wave profile with your own eyes rather than relying on the computer, and then based upon your experience and your reference point, deciding whether you have amounted a sufficient index of suspicion that compels you toward or away from that diagnosis. (eplabdigest.com)
  • The field has known for quite some time that about 30 to 40 percent of all long QT syndrome patients - this includes mostly the relatives, not the index cases - but a good percentage of long QT patients live with what we call "concealed long QT syndrome" or others call "normal QT interval long QT syndrome," in which the patient has long QT, but their 12-lead electrocardiogram does not show it. (eplabdigest.com)
  • The disorder should be suspected when the electrocardiogram shows characteristic QT abnormalities, or when there is a family history of long QT syndrome or of an event that raises suspicion of long QT syndrome, such as sudden death, syncope, or ill-defined "seizure" disorder. (mdedge.com)
  • (A) Marked QT prolongation and Torsades de pointes shown in 24-h electrocardiogram traces. (onlinejacc.org)
  • Long QT syndrome, a rare genetic disorder associated with life-threatening arrhythmias, has provided a wealth of information about fundamental mechanisms underlying human cardiac electrophysiology that has come about because of truly collaborative interactions between clinical and basic scientists. (jci.org)
  • Autosomal dominant long QT syndrome (LQT) is an inherited disorder that causes syncope and sudden death from cardiac arrhythmias. (jci.org)
  • When the interval lasts longer than it normally should, it disrupts the timing of your heartbeat and can cause dangerous arrhythmias, or irregular heart rates. (rochester.edu)
  • The Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmia Program at Boston Children's Hospital specializes in family-based services for children with inherited arrhythmias like long QT syndrome. (childrenshospital.org)
  • We would like to study as many women who have had a baby who have the long QT syndrome to give us a better idea of whether there are any arrhythmias occurring at the time of delivery. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Private sites, such as QTsyndrome.ch , Long-QT-Syndrome.com , the Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education (CARE) Foundation , also deliver useful, though somewhat more personal, information on long QT syndrome. (harvard.edu)
  • Some cases of sudden infant death syndrome also have been attributed to fatal arrhythmias during sleep. (aafp.org)
  • These arrhythmias are associated with prolongation of the electrocardiographic QT interval. (aafp.org)
  • This syndrome is characterized by sudden arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) that may be caused by stress or exercise but may also occur in a seemingly random manner. (laurenshope.com)
  • Readers will gain a better understanding of why the long QT syndrome has been the focus for numerous theories of arrhythmogenesis, why it has been the test bed for many antiarrhythmic treatments, and why it remains the paradigm for the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias. (wiley.com)
  • When something, in this case energy drinks, is ingested by millions of individuals all over the world, a percentage such as 12.5% is no longer small, and the findings deserve careful consideration,' added commentary co-author Federica Dagradi, MD, of the Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano. (news-medical.net)
  • Long qt syndrome is a risk factor for arrhythmias, and if you are also experiencing chest pain /pressure you do need to see a cardiologist. (healthtap.com)
  • QT prolongation, a classic risk factor for arrhythmias, can result from a mutation in one of the genes governing cardiac repolarization and also can result from the intake of a medication acting as blocker of the cardiac K + channel human ether-a-go-go -related gene (HERG). (aspetjournals.org)
  • Although inheritance of the long-QT syndrome is autosomal dominant, female predominance has often been observed and has been attributed to an increased susceptibility to cardiac arrhythmias in women. (uzh.ch)
  • The short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a primary cardiac electrical disease and one of the recent additions of inherited arrhythmias associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD). (onlinejacc.org)
  • However, there are a few exceptions: patients with Timothy syndrome, patients with Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome carrying KCNQ1 mutations and LQT3 patients with 2:1 atrio-ventricular block and very early occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Recently, attention has focused on a group of inherited gene mutations in cardiac ion channels that cause long QT syndrome and carry an increased risk for sudden death. (aafp.org)
  • Certain medications and medical conditions can also cause Long QT syndrome. (irishheart.ie)
  • Do antibiotics and heart meds cause long qt syndrome? (healthtap.com)
  • A molecular basis for cardiac arrhythmia: HERG mutations cause long QT syndrome. (springer.com)
  • Researchers have found more than 15 genes that cause long QT syndrome, and more are expected to be discovered in the future. (vic.gov.au)
  • It is not known whether changes in the relative expression of Kv11.1a and Kv11.1a-USO can cause long QT syndrome. (ahajournals.org)
  • It is a relatively common cause of sudden death along with Brugada syndrome and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. (wikipedia.org)
  • If there is sudden death, and doctors suspect long QT syndrome as the cause, they may recommend that the family members of the deceased get tested for the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • It can lead a person to have dangerous electrolyte imbalances, leading to acquired long QT syndrome and can in turn result in sudden cardiac death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Long QT syndrome is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young, otherwise healthy, people. (www.nhs.uk)
  • It can also be an underlying cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) . (www.nhs.uk)
  • The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation has also produced a guide about acquired, drug-induced long QT syndrome (PDF, 158kb) . (www.nhs.uk)
  • If your GP thinks you have long QT syndrome, if you have blackouts during exercise, or if you have a family history of unexpected and unexplained sudden death, they may recommend you have an ECG and refer you to a heart specialist (cardiologist). (www.nhs.uk)
  • Sudden infant death syndrome and long QT syndrome: the zealots versus the naysayers. (medscape.com)
  • Long QT syndrome (LQT) is an abnormality of cardiac muscle repolarization that predisposes affected individuals to a ventricular arrhythmia that can degenerate into ventricular fibrillation and cause sudden death ( 1 ). (pnas.org)
  • Your doctor might order this test if you have a family history of long QT syndrome or a family history of sudden death. (drugs.com)
  • Cardiac potassium channel dysfunction in sudden infant death syndrome. (springer.com)
  • If you have long QT syndrome you may have to limit your physical activity, avoid certain medications or have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to prevent against sudden death. (medmovie.com)
  • The primary outcome was the time from first presentation with sudden loss of consciousness to a diagnosis of long QT syndrome. (nih.gov)
  • Some cases are caused by sudden arrhythmia death syndrome. (aafp.org)
  • A prolonged QT interval is a common thread among the various entities associated with sudden arrhythmia death syndrome. (aafp.org)
  • Long QT syndrome should be suspected in patients with recurrent syncope during exertion and those with family histories of sudden, unexpected death. (aafp.org)
  • Unfortunately, not all persons with long QT syndrome have premonitory symptoms or identifiable electrocardiographic abnormalities, and they may first present with sudden death. (aafp.org)
  • In 1 to 5 percent of deaths, however, no anatomic abnormality can be found, and this group constitutes the newly described "sudden arrhythmia death syndrome" (SADS). (aafp.org)
  • attenuation of the QT interval is one of most common reasons of US Food and Drug Administration black box warnings or medications being halted in development because of the risk of sudden cardiac death 2 . (taconic.com)
  • Up to 50% of infants can have sudden prolongation of the P-P interval with no symptomatic or long-term effects. (emra.org)
  • The risk of sudden death is greater if you have had a previous cardiac arrest, blackouts, a very long QT interval on your ECG or have sodium channel mutations. (irishheart.ie)
  • In some cases, the heart can beat erratically for so long that it causes sudden death. (healthtap.com)
  • However, many cases can be diagnosed following warning signs such as sudden fainting spells or a family history that suggest its potential presence and from objective data derived from an ECG, exercise or epinephrine QT stress testing, and genetic testing. (healthcanal.com)
  • In patients with moderate QT prolongation (a QT interval less than 500 ms), slower activation was an independent predictor for cardiac events (syncope, aborted cardiac arrest, and sudden death) (hazard ratio = 2.10), whereas the length of the QT interval itself was not. (sciencemag.org)
  • 1 Dr. Ackerman is the director of Mayo Clinic's Long QT Syndrome Clinic and the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory in Rochester, Minnesota. (eplabdigest.com)
  • It's also being overdiagnosed because of the increase in ECG screening programs or because of a premature rush to judgment for someone who has an ordinary-sounding fainting spell but their QTc is so-called borderline, and all of a sudden it's viewed as long QT syndrome, when all they might have been was a vasovagal fainter with a 90th percentile QTc value. (eplabdigest.com)
  • Abstract -Mutations in SCN5A , the gene encoding the cardiac Na + channel, have been identified in 2 distinct diseases associated with sudden death: one form of the long-QT syndrome (LQT 3 ) and the Brugada syndrome. (ahajournals.org)
  • We have screened SCN5A in a large 8-generation kindred characterized by a high incidence of nocturnal sudden death, and QT-interval prolongation and the "Brugada ECG" occurring in the same subjects. (ahajournals.org)
  • 5 Clinically, there appears to be some overlap between the 2 syndromes, as both exhibit a relatively high incidence of nocturnal sudden cardiac death without prior symptoms. (ahajournals.org)
  • Patients with long QT syndrome are prone to recurrent syncope secondary to torsades de pointes and to sudden death secondary to torsade de pointes degenerating into ventricular fibrillation . (merckmanuals.com)
  • Long QT syndrome is the most commonly recognised cause of sudden cardiac death in children. (bmj.com)
  • [8] Although QT-interval prolongation on the resting ECG is the hallmark of the long QT syndrome, as in our patient, it need not be always present, and patients can have symptomatic long QT syndrome manifested by torsades and sudden death with normal Qt intervals. (asahq.org)
  • Cardiac ion channel mutational analysis is a category of genetic testing used in clinical practice for determining the status of long QT syndrome, short QT syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, and Brugada syndrome genes in blood, saliva, or tissue from patients and family members at risk for cardiac events such as syncope and sudden death. (plos.org)
  • 1 . Clancy CE, Rudy Y (2001) Cellular consequences of HERG mutations in the long QT syndrome: precursors to sudden cardiac death. (yale.edu)
  • In individuals 1 year of age and older, such a death is referred to as "sudden unexplained death syndrome" (SUDS). (bcmj.org)
  • 2 ] Where no cause of death is identified after a thorough autopsy, scene investigation, and toxicological evaluation, such a death is referred to as "sudden arrhythmic death syndrome" (SADS). (bcmj.org)
  • 2 ] When the autopsy, scene investigation, and toxicology results are negative, such a death is referred to as "sudden infant death syndrome" (SIDS)[ 2 ] ( see box ). (bcmj.org)
  • In individuals younger than 35 years, including infants, the heritable cardiac arrhythmia disorders, including long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, short QT syndrome, and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), are increasingly recognized as causes of sudden unexplained death. (bcmj.org)
  • This may cause fainting, seizures or, in some cases, sudden death.Long QT syndrome is a relatively common cause of sudden death in children and young adults. (vic.gov.au)
  • It is characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval, and a predisposition to ventricular tachyarrhythmias, which are associated with syncope, arrhythmic events, and sudden cardiac death (SCD). (gerboni.net)
  • Short QT syndrome is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, most likely due to ventricular fibrillation. (wikipedia.org)
  • These disorders of repolarization are characterized by the ECG abnormalities of prolongation of the QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc), relative bradycardia, T wave abnormalities, and episodic ventricular tachyarrhythmias, particularly torsade de pointes (Fig. 1 ). (aspetjournals.org)
  • Different QT-interval prolonging drugs caused prolongation of cardiac repolarization by 3-13 % (cisapride), 10-20 % (erythromycin), 8-23 % (sotalol), 16-42 % (quinidine) and 12-27 % (E-4031), but we did not find any systematic differences in sensitivity between the control, LQT1 and LQT2 cell lines. (harvard.edu)
  • QT-interval prolongation predisposes to arrhythmia by prolonging repolarization, which induces early after-depolarizations and spatial dispersion of refractoriness. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Electrophysiologic studies were performed in 15 patients with syncope and/or cardiac arrest who had the long QT syndrome and 11 control subjects who had normal QT intervals. (ahajournals.org)
  • Given the potentially preventable mortality of long QT syndrome, emergency physicians investigating syncope and seizure should maintain a high index of suspicion. (nih.gov)
  • Prolonged QT is perceived as a clinical specter that is transiently considered on an academic basis when we approach a patient with syncope or order one of the many medications that can elongate the interval. (emra.org)
  • Some individuals with short QT syndrome frequently complain of palpitations and may have unexplained syncope (loss of consciousness). (wikipedia.org)
  • Ten of the 13 had an ECG before diagnosis, with unrecognized pulse rate-corrected QT interval prolongation in 8 cases (range 0.47 to 0.65 seconds). (nih.gov)
  • These are asymptomatic boys and prepubertal girls with a heart rate corrected QT interval persistently less than 470 ms who do not indulge in high risk activities (especially swimming) and do not have a missense mutation in the c-loop region of the KCNQ1 (long QT 1) gene. (bmj.com)
  • (B) Prolonged QT interval was persistently observed after the initial episodes (corrected QT interval [QTc] 0.70 s 0.5 ). (onlinejacc.org)
  • Wei H, Wu J, Liu Z. Studying KCNQ1 mutation and drug response in type 1 long QT syndrome using patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. (medscape.com)
  • Alpha-1-syntrophin mutation and the long-QT syndrome: a disease of sodium channel disruption. (medscape.com)
  • Sometimes the symptoms are caused by not one but several triggers - for example, a genetic mutation combined with a medication that prolongs the QT interval. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Nakashima K, Kusakawa I, Yamamoto T, Hirabayashi S, Hosoya R, Shimizu W, Sumitomo N (2013) A left ventricular noncompaction in a patient with long QT syndrome caused by a KCNQ1 mutation: a case report. (springer.com)
  • Molecular genetic analysis of long QT syndrome in Norway indicating a high prevalence of heterozygous mutation carriers. (springer.com)
  • Identical twins with long QT syndrome associated with a missense mutation in the S4 region of the HERG. (springer.com)
  • Identifying the specific gene mutation in a given patient with long QT syndrome can help guide prophylactic therapy. (aafp.org)
  • This study demonstrates what we've long suspected in genetic testing circles - that genetic tests are not merely binary tests but are probabilistic tests whereby some test results are going to provide 'no-doubt-about-it' disease mutations, whereas other test results may report a mutation whose pathogenicity is uncertain," says Dr. Ackerman. (healthcanal.com)
  • The long QT syndrome may also result from the effects of numerous chemically unrelated medications (acquired LQT) in patients with pre-existing normal QT or in patients carrying a long QT gene mutation. (aspetjournals.org)
  • We show that LQT 3 and the Brugada syndrome are more closely related than heretofore appreciated and can even be caused by the same mutation. (ahajournals.org)
  • CONCLUSIONS: Positive selection of the mutated alleles that cause the long-QT syndrome leads to transmission distortion, with increased proportions of mutation carriers among the offspring of affected families. (uzh.ch)
  • Clinical, genetic, and biophysical characterization of a homozygous HERG mutation causing severe neonatal long QT syndrome. (springer.com)
  • 1997. A novel mutation in the potassium channel gene KVLQT1 causes the jervell and Lange-Nielsen cardioauditory syndrome. (springer.com)
  • Our results indicate a sex-specific QT-prolonging effect for D85N in KCNQ1 mutation carriers. (springer.com)
  • Sometimes long QT intervals only occur during exercise, at times of intense emotion, or after being startled. (drugs.com)
  • Since long QT syndrome does not always create longer than normal QT intervals all the time, there's a chance your EKG may be normal even though you have prolonged QT intervals at other times. (drugs.com)
  • Since some people only have long QT intervals when they exercise, you might be asked to walk or run on a treadmill while hooked up to an EKG machine. (drugs.com)
  • However, these other family members were asymptomatic, with normal QT intervals on electrocardiography. (springer.com)
  • RTPK, QTRMS and RMS TW intervals were automatically measured using custom software and compared to traditional QT measures using lead II. (doaj.org)
  • Individuals with JLNS usually have longer QT intervals as compared with individuals with Romano-Ward syndrome and also have a more malignant course. (aspetjournals.org)
  • 5 6 QT intervals have been reported to be normal in patients with Brugada syndrome. (ahajournals.org)
  • Comparative evaluation of HERG currents and QT intervals following challenge with suspected torsadogenic and nontorsadogenic drugs. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Gong Q, Zhou Z. Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay of hERG mutations in long QT syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • Long QT syndrome-associated mutations in the Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) domain of HERG potassium channels accelerate channel deactivation. (springer.com)
  • In the families afflicted by short QT syndrome, mutations have been described in three genes, KvLQT1, the human ether-a-go-go gene (HERG), and KCNJ2. (wikipedia.org)
  • Novel intracellular transport-refractory mutations in KCNH2 identified in patients with symptomatic long QT syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • We report on two brothers with long QT syndrome caused by compound mutations in the KCNH2 gene inherited from parents who had no prolonged QT interval on electrocardiography. (springer.com)
  • We report a 37-year-old woman with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation due to digenic inheritance of long QT syndrome type 2 ( KCNH2 gene) and type 6 ( KCNE2 gene). (hindawi.com)
  • This case report is to our knowledge the first to describe the digenic inheritance of long QT syndrome type 2 ( KCNH2 gene) and type 6 ( KCNE2 gene). (hindawi.com)
  • The most common forms of the long-QT syndrome, types 1 and 2, are caused by mutations in the potassium-channel genes KCNQ1 and KCNH2, respectively. (uzh.ch)
  • Mutations in the KCNH2, KCNJ2, and KCNQ1 genes cause short QT syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some individuals, the diagnosis is made when an ECG shows QT prolongation. (medscape.com)
  • The diagnosis is usually made after you've had a standard EKG that shows a long QT interval. (drugs.com)
  • In recent years there has been considerable interest in the diagnosis and understanding of ventricular repolarisation, particularly the QT interval prolongation and abnormal T and T/U wave morphology associated with torsades de pointes. (wiley.com)
  • Prenatal diagnosis and management of fetal long QT syndrome. (springer.com)
  • Prenatal diagnosis of Long-QT syndrome is indicated in very exceptional situations only and is asked for extremely rarely. (nature.com)
  • Electrophysiologic studies are of limited value in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with the long QT syndrome. (ahajournals.org)
  • Delayed diagnosis of long QT syndrome is frequent. (nih.gov)
  • Choose the style you prefer, and we will engrave it with your Long QT Syndrome diagnosis, medications, treatment considerations, and other pertinent information. (laurenshope.com)
  • In any kind of emergency, caused by your heart condition or not, those treating you must know about your Long QT Syndrome diagnosis immediately so they may monitor and provide appropriate treatment for you in the most efficient and effective manner. (laurenshope.com)
  • The proband, an 11-year-old boy, received a diagnosis of a long QT duration in 1997. (aspetjournals.org)
  • only 4 years ago, we published a paper in Circulation showing that 40 percent of the unrelated patients who came with a diagnosis of long QT syndrome to Mayo Clinic's Long QT Syndrome Clinic left with that diagnosis. (eplabdigest.com)
  • As well as providing emotional support, they can help you to understand long QT syndrome and what causes it, how it is inherited, and what a diagnosis means for your or your child's health and development, and for your family. (vic.gov.au)
  • Long QT syndrome is usually caused by a faulty gene inherited from a parent. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Genetic testing may be needed to identify the defective gene causing long QT syndrome. (www.nhs.uk)
  • But I have to get my daughters checked for the gene to see if they too have a risk of developing LQT syndrome. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Comparative genome hybridization (CGH) was done to exclude the possibility of a contiguous gene syndrome. (nih.gov)
  • It is an autosomal dominant inherited condition - meaning you can have a long QT if you inherit one abnormal gene from either parent. (drugs.com)
  • There are eight types of LQT syndrome based on the gene in which causative mutations occur. (cags.org.ae)
  • SCN5A, the gene that encodes the human cardiac Na + channel α subunit, 1 is mutated in one form of the long-QT syndrome (LQT 3 ) and in Brugada syndrome. (ahajournals.org)
  • With a prevalence of 1 in 2000, family screening is identifying large numbers of hitherto asymptomatic gene carriers in the community, about a third of whom have a normal QT interval. (bmj.com)
  • If you have long QT syndrome, the chance of passing the changed gene on to your child is 50 per cent for each pregnancy, regardless of the sex of the child. (vic.gov.au)
  • Sometimes the long QT gene change occurs at the time of the formation of the egg or the sperm for that child only (this is called a de novo gene change). (vic.gov.au)
  • Long-QT syndrome has been subdivided into types based on the gene in which causative mutations occur. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A wide variety of drugs may lengthen the QT interval. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • More than 50 medications are known to lengthen the QT interval and upset the heart rhythm. (drugs.com)
  • Over 100 different medications can lengthen the QT interval (drug-induced long QT syndrome). (heartandstroke.ca)
  • Cardiologists believe Mr Mitchell suffered from a rare heart rhythm disorder, Long QT syndrome, which can induce cardiac arrest when triggered by exertion or adrenaline. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Long QT syndrome is a disorder of the heart's electrical system. (hubpages.com)
  • The Doctors and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato explain what long QT syndrome is and treatments available for the disorder. (thedoctorstv.com)
  • Biton studies long QT syndrome type 3 (LQT3), a rare heart rhythm disorder that causes young people to die suddenly. (rochester.edu)
  • People with this disorder have a longer QT interval than other people. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Long QT Syndrome is a heart disorder involving the electrical impulses that control the heart's activity. (laurenshope.com)
  • Prolonged qt is a rare, but very serious medical disorder. (healthtap.com)
  • Long qt syndrome (disorder of the heart's electrical system) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation/flutter, dementia alzheimer's type, bipolar disorder ( latest reports from 1,225 Long qt syndrome patients ). (ehealthme.com)
  • Treating an Adolescent with Long QT Syndrome for Bipolar Disorder: A Case Presentation. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Our work shows that a common drug not identified previously as a QT-prolonging drug can precipitate the LQT2 syndrome. (aspetjournals.org)
  • This variant of LQT1 is known as the Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • The two best understood inherited long QT syndromes are the Romano-Ward syndrome and the Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome. (drugs.com)
  • The Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome is rare. (drugs.com)
  • The Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome is an autosomal recessive inherited condition - meaning that you need to inherit two abnormal genes, one from each parent, to get this syndrome. (drugs.com)
  • Pregnant women with diagnoses of Long QT Syndrome, Romano Ward and Jervell - Lange Nielson Syndrome who delivered at BC Women's Hospital or St Paul's Hospital. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Interestingly, some studies have reported up to 4% of patients who have sensorineural hearing loss to have Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome, but a 2013 study of patients with sensorineural hearing problems identified in statewide newborn hearing screening program found no cases of Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • Jervell and Lange-Nielson syndrome - this form is rare and also causes deafness. (vic.gov.au)
  • they are referred to as the Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome (J-LN) and as the Romano-Ward syndrome (R-W), respectively. (biomedcentral.com)
  • LQT1 is the most common type of long QT syndrome, making up about 40 to 55 percent of all cases. (bionity.com)
  • Riproduci file multimediale Many people with long QT syndrome have no signs or symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some people with long QT syndrome don't have any symptoms. (www.nhs.uk)
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Long QT Syndrome? (kidshealth.org)
  • Some kids with long QT syndrome have no symptoms. (kidshealth.org)
  • A prolonged QT interval does not cause symptoms. (drugs.com)
  • Up to 50% of people with Long QT Syndrome never have any symptoms. (irishheart.ie)
  • How do the symptoms differ in anxiety vs long qt syndrome? (healthtap.com)
  • Medication for symptoms such as a small amount of codeine to help with sleeping was not encouraged because of the long QT syndrome. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • If you take Doxycycline and have Long qt syndrome, find out what symptoms you could have in 1 year or longer. (ehealthme.com)
  • Check symptoms - is long qt syndrome caused by a drug or a condition? (ehealthme.com)
  • Only the proband had a history of syncopes, while the other three individuals with long QT interval had no symptoms. (springer.com)
  • About one third of people who have long QT syndrome do not have any symptoms. (vic.gov.au)
  • It consists of a constellation of signs and symptoms, consisting of a short QT interval on an EKG (≤ 300 ms) that does not significantly change with heart rate, tall and peaked T waves, and a structurally normal heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • Long QT syndrome is an uncommon inherited condition - meaning it's caused by genes passed on to you from your parents. (drugs.com)
  • The long QT syndrome has become the focus of considerable scientific attention in recent years because of the discovery of several genes responsible for its development. (wiley.com)
  • Long QT is caused by a change in one of at least fifteen different genes. (vic.gov.au)
  • Genetic testing for long QT syndrome involves testing for six common genes that are known to be associated with the condition. (vic.gov.au)
  • The QT interval prolongation may arise from either a decrease in repolarizing cardiac membrane currents or an increase in depolarizing cardiac currents late in the cardiac cycle. (jci.org)
  • Less commonly, QT interval prolongation results from prolonged depolarization due to a small persistent inward "leak" in cardiac sodium (Na + ) current, I Na ( 3 ) (Figure 1 A). (jci.org)
  • These mutations tend to prolong the duration of the ventricular action potential (APD), thus lengthening the QT interval. (wikipedia.org)
  • Beta-blocker therapy for long QT syndrome and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: Are all beta-blockers equivalent? (medscape.com)
  • Locus heterogeneity of autosomal dominant long QT syndrome. (jci.org)
  • Increased maternal transmission of the long-QT syndrome mutations to daughters was also observed, possibly contributing to the excess of female patients with autosomal dominant long-QT syndrome. (uzh.ch)
  • Cardiac Risk in the Young has published a list of medications that people with long QT syndrome should avoid . (www.nhs.uk)
  • In people with long QT syndrome, the interval lasts longer than it should because heart muscle cells are having trouble getting ready for the next contraction. (drugs.com)
  • People with long QT syndrome may not always show an abnormally long QT interval on an EKG. (drugs.com)
  • medications - beta blockers are effective for 90 per cent of people with long QT syndrome. (vic.gov.au)
  • Schwartz PJ, Crotti L, Insolia R. Long-QT syndrome: from genetics to management. (medscape.com)
  • Long QT syndrome may be due to a heart condition someone is born with or from taking certain medications resulting in delayed electrical activity when the heart beats, causing fast, chaotic heartbeats that can be life-threatening. (heart.org)
  • Long QT Syndrome is a condition that affects the heart's electrical system and may cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. (medmovie.com)
  • A person with long QT syndrome may experience fast, erratic heartbeats when exercising, or at times of emotional excitement. (vic.gov.au)
  • The machine records your heart's electrical activity, which can show a prolonged QT-Interval. (irishheart.ie)
  • The phenomenon of "QT stunning": The abnormal QT prolongation provoked by standing persists even as the heart rate returns to normal in patients with long QT syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • When this interval takes longer than it should, it changes the timing of the heartbeat and can cause an abnormal or dangerous rhythm. (kidshealth.org)
  • This disruption in ion transport alters the way the heart beats, leading to the abnormal heart rhythm characteristic of short QT syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acquired long QT syndrome is the result of conditions, medications or events that prolong the QT interval. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • A new study suggests that the way certain medications trigger a hazardous side effect known as 'long QT syndrome' is more complex than previously thought-a finding that could necessitate changes to drug candidate screening. (nature.com)
  • If such an adjuvant is successful, that could not only ensure continued use of current medications, but could mean that drugs and drug candidates that were shelved for prolonging the QT interval could be dusted off and reintroduced. (nature.com)
  • in these individuals, the QT interval may prolong with the administration of certain medications. (bionity.com)
  • Several antibiotics and antiarrhythmic medications, and other medications, can prolong the qt interval on the ECG increasing the risk for certain, potetially life threatening, heart rhythms. (healthtap.com)
  • What Medications Should Be Avoided with Long QT Syndrome? (pediatriceducation.org)
  • Late sodium current block for drug-induced Long-QT syndrome: results from a prospective clinical trial. (prezi.com)
  • In this study we present clinical and genetic data of a single large SCN5A -linked family, phenotypically characterized by nocturnal death and electrocardiographically by both LQT 3 and Brugada syndrome features in the same patients. (ahajournals.org)
  • Objectives The purpose of this study was to define the clinical characteristics and long-term follow-up of pediatric patients with short QT syndrome (SQTS). (onlinejacc.org)
  • The clinical characteristics and long-term prognosis in young patients have not been reported. (onlinejacc.org)
  • Once admitted to hospital, tests showed that Long QT syndrome was hereditary on her father's side. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Since 1975 [ 1 ] it includes under the unifying name of "Long QT syndrome" two hereditary variants. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In addition to a prolonged QT interval, which occurs in some but not all persons with long QT syndrome, another characteristic electrocardiographic abnormality is the so-called Brugada sign (an upward deflection of the terminal portion of the QRS complex). (aafp.org)
  • Patients with specific reasons for prolongation of the QT interval were excluded from further (electrocardiographic) analysis. (ahajournals.org)
  • THE inhaled anesthetics enflurane, halothane, and isoflurane prolong the electrocardiographic QT interval in healthy patients. (asahq.org)
  • Similarly, thiopental prolongs QT interval in healthy patients [5] but had no effect in patients with long QT syndrome. (asahq.org)
  • A number of drugs are known to cause QT prolongation (e.g., terfenadine), as are hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, myocarditis, and endocrine and nutritional disorders. (aafp.org)
  • Hypokalemia and drugs cause QT prolongation via reduction in the rapidly activating component of the delayed rectifier K + currents (I Kr ). (onlinejacc.org)
  • Each part of the beat is mapped on a graph and has a name - P, Q, R, S, and T. Long QT is an abnormally long interval between the Q and T points of the pattern on an EKG. (heartandstroke.ca)
  • Currently, some individuals with short QT syndrome have had implantation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) as a preventive action, although it has not been demonstrated that heart problems have occurred before deciding to implant an ICD. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because long QT syndrome can be a lifelong condition, kids who have it will need regular checkups with a cardiologist (a doctor who specializes in treating heart problems). (kidshealth.org)
  • Kids with long QT syndrome should always check with their cardiologist to find out which medicines are safe to take. (kidshealth.org)
  • If you are found to have long QT syndrome, your biological family members are encouraged to visit a cardiologist to have their heart checked. (vic.gov.au)
  • Long QT syndrome is an inherited heart rhythm problem where the heart muscle takes longer than normal to recharge between beats. (www.nhs.uk)
  • In some cases of long QT syndrome, surgery may be needed to control the flow of chemicals into the heart. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Abnormalities in the heart cells can slow the process of electrical recharging, prolonging the QT interval as shown on an ECG. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • I think at the time they probably thought he suffered a heart attack caused by the laughter but doctors realised he died from a cardiac arrest caused by LQT syndrome after examining me. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The upper time limit of the QT interval accounts for age, sex, regularity and speed of the heart rate. (hubpages.com)
  • In long QT syndrome, an individual is predisposed to abnormally fast heart rate. (medmovie.com)
  • It involves the insertion of a long thin flexible tube called catheter a vein or an artery to the heart. (medindia.net)
  • Heart conditions such as Long QT Syndrome are serious medical issues, and this one is potentially life-threatening. (laurenshope.com)
  • If you or someone you love has a heart condition such as Long QT Syndrome, medical ID jewelry is imperative. (laurenshope.com)
  • In patients who have this syndrome, the heart works perfectly as a muscle and a pump, but its built-in electrical system has a glitch, causing it to recharge itself too slowly and inefficiently in preparation for the next beat. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • ECG between episodes shows a long QT interval after correction for heart rate (QTc). (merckmanuals.com)
  • Although the initial ECG was entirely normal, with a QT interval of 362 ms (QT interval corrected for heart rate, QTc of 396 ms), recording was continued. (asahq.org)
  • Nadolol, 80 mg orally, twice daily, reduced heart rate to 50 beats/min, while decreasing the number of runs of ventricular tachycardia to 151 per day, with a longest run of 18 beats. (asahq.org)
  • Short QT syndrome is a genetic disease of the electrical system of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • A consecutive case series of patients with long QT syndrome was identified through the Cardiac Inherited Disease Registry in New Zealand between 2000 and 2005. (nih.gov)
  • Most patients with long qt syndrome receive medication and some require an internal defibrillator. (healthtap.com)
  • The syndrome was familial in five patients and idiopathic in 10. (ahajournals.org)
  • Intravenous propranolol did not influence the QT interval measured at fixed atrial-paced cycle lengths in patients with either the familial or idiopathic form of the syndrome. (ahajournals.org)
  • [6] We recently anesthetized a young woman with idiopathic long QT syndrome. (asahq.org)
  • Currently, the preclinical tests required by the US Food and Drug Administration to screen for QT prolongation primarily focus on potassium channel blocking. (nature.com)
  • Beta blockers, potassium supplements, and implantable defibrillators have been used for treatment of long QT syndrome. (aafp.org)
  • A current hypothesis is that short QT syndrome is due to increased activity of outward potassium currents in phase 2 and 3 of the cardiac action potential. (wikipedia.org)
  • The mainstay of treatment is long term uninterrupted beta blocker therapy, a treatment with many potential side effects. (bmj.com)