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. ...
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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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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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 ...
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
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 ...
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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... (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
... (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. ...
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. ...
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This gene encodes a voltage-gated potassium channel required for repolarization phase of the cardiac action potential. This protein can form heteromultimers with two other potassium channel proteins, KCNE1 and KCNE3. Mutations in this gene are associated with hereditary long QT syndrome 1 (also known as Romano-Ward syndrome), Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome, and familial atrial fibrillation. This gene exhibits tissue-specific imprinting, with preferential expression from the maternal allele in some tissues, and biallelic expression in others. This gene is located in a region of chromosome 11 amongst other imprinted genes that are associated with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS), and itself has been shown to be disrupted by chromosomal rearrangements in patients with BWS. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene ...
While synonymous variants are often dismissed as unlikely contributors to phenotype, increasingly their role in the pathogenesis of disease is being recognised.42 Even within LQTS, synonymous mutations have been recognised to cause disease. The hot spot mutation KCNQ1 A344A is the result of a c.1032G,A transition involving the terminal codon in exon 7.43 This synonymous mutation alters the 5′ splice site of intron 7 and leads to the skipping of exons 7 and 8.26 ,44 Several other splice site mutations situated in exon-intron junctions have been associated with LQTS with varying degrees of severity, including KCNQ1 c.477+1 G,A, inherited homozygously in a German family with LQTS and profound hearing loss,45 KCNQ1 c.1032+3 A,G resulting in skipping of exon 7 and a mild LQTS phenotype44 and KCNQ1 c.1251+1 G,A causing exon 9 skipping and a mild LQTS phenotype that triggered ventricular tachyarrhythmias during periods of hypokalaemia in a Japanese cohort.46 An intron-1 mutation c.387-5 T,A in KCNQ1 ...
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).. An ECG records your hearts rhythm and electrical activity. If you have long QT syndrome, the trace of the QT section (showing part of the heartbeat) will be longer than normal. Sometimes an exercise ECG will be needed to confirm the diagnosis.. Genetic testing may be needed to identify the defective gene causing long QT syndrome. It can also help identify other family members who may have inherited the defective gene and need clinical assessment.. ...
1] Schwartz, P., Stramba-Badiale, M., Crotti, L., Pedrazzini, M., Besana, A., Bosi, G., Gabbarini, F., Goulene, K., Insolia, R., Mannarino, S., Mosca, F., Nespoli, L., Rimini, A., Rosati, E., Salice, P. and Spazzolini, C. (2009). Prevalence of the Congenital Long-QT Syndrome. Circulation, 120(18), pp.1761-1767.. [2] Medeiros-Domingo, A., Iturralde-Torres, P. and Ackerman, M. (2007). Clinical and Genetic Characteristics of Long QT Syndrome. Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), 60(7), pp.739-752.. [3] Weissler-Snir, A., Gollob, M., Chauhan, V., Care, M. And Spears, D. (2017). Evaluation of Prolonged QT Interval: Structural Heart Disease Mimicking Long QT Syndrome. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 40(4), pp.417-424.. [4] Kenigsberg, D., Khanal, S., Kowalski, M. and Krishnan, S. (2007). Prolongation of the QTc Interval Is Seen Uniformly During Early Transmural Ischemia. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 49(12), pp.1299-1305.. [5] Dohadwala, M., Kamili, F., Estes, ...
Our results show that E1 interacts electrostatically with S4 arginines during Kv7.1 activation. We can propose a mechanism by which the E1K mutation causes long QT syndrome. Mutating E1 to a positively charged residue repels S4 arginines to prevent S4 from moving to an activated conformation. This energetic blockade of S4 gating motion inhibits channels from opening and conducting current. Loss of IKs current reduces the total repolarizing current in the heart and prolongs the ventricular action potential, leading to long QT syndrome.. Kv7.1 has provided us with a unique opportunity to study electrostatic interactions between S2 and S4 in functional channels. In contrast to Shaker, in which charge reversal of E1 resulted in maturation-deficient channels (Tiwari-Woodruff et al., 1997), Kv7.1 was able to assemble and traffic to the membrane but could not conduct current. Thus, we were able to identify electrostatic interactions that are important for channel function. We performed paired charge ...
Caveolin-3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CAV3 gene. Alternative splicing has been identified for this locus, with inclusion or exclusion of a differentially spliced intron. In addition, transcripts utilize multiple polyA sites and contain two potential translation initiation sites. This gene encodes a caveolin family member, which functions as a component of the caveolae plasma membranes found in most cell types. Caveolin proteins are proposed to be scaffolding proteins for organizing and concentrating certain caveolin-interacting molecules. Mutations identified in this gene lead to interference with protein oligomerization or intra-cellular routing, disrupting caveolae formation and resulting in Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophy type-1C (LGMD-1C), HyperCKemia, distal myopathy or rippling muscle disease (RMD). Other mutations in Caveolin causes Long QT Syndrome or familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, although the role of Cav3 in Long QT syndrome has recently been disputed. Caveolin ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A KCNQ1 mutation contributes to the concealed type 1 long QT phenotype by limiting the Kv7.1 channel conformational changes associated with protein kinase A phosphorylation. AU - Bartos, Daniel C.. AU - Giudicessi, John R.. AU - Tester, David J.. AU - Ackerman, Michael J.. AU - Ohno, Seiko. AU - Horie, Minoru. AU - Gollob, Michael H.. AU - Burgess, Don E.. AU - Delisle, Brian P.. PY - 2014/3/1. Y1 - 2014/3/1. N2 - Background Type 1 long QT syndrome (LQT1) is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the KCNQ1-encoded Kv7.1 channel that conducts the slowly activating component of the delayed rectifier K+ current (IKs). Clinically, the diagnosis of LQT1 is complicated by variable phenotypic expressivity, whereby approximately 25% of genotype-positive individuals present with concealed LQT1 (resting corrected QT [QTc] interval ≤460 ms). Objective To determine whether a specific molecular mechanism contributes to concealed LQT1. Methods We identified a multigenerational LQT1 family ...
The QT interval on the 12-lead ECG is discussed in LearnTheHeart.coms 12-lead ECG tutorial and basics including prolonged QT interval, corrected QT and QTc interval, and short QT interval.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.. Allergy: Anyone who has had any form of allergy to medications should be carefully monitored when taking erythromycin. If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction to erythromycin, such as abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat, stop taking it and contact your doctor.. Heart conditions: Antibiotics in the same class as erythromycin ethylsuccinatecan cause an abnormal heart rhythm and should be avoided by people with certain heart rhythm problems, especially long QT syndrome, congenital QT interval prolongation, and bradycardia (low heart rate). There have been a few reports of long QT syndrome occurring with people taking ...
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.. Abnormal heart rhythm: Bicalutamide can cause changes to the normal rhythm of the heart, called QT prolongation. QT prolongation is a serious life-threatening condition. If you are at risk for heart rhythm problems (e.g., have heart failure, angina, low potassium or magnesium levels; have congenital long QT syndrome; or are taking medications that can prolong the QT interval, such as quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone, sotalol, flecainide), discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.. Anemia: Bicalutamide may cause low levels ...