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Long QT syndrome

Synonym(s)

  • long Q-T syndrome
  • LQT
  • LQTS
  • prolonged Q-T interval syndrome

Definition(s)

A syndrome characterized by history of syncopal episodes and a long QT interval, sometimes leading to sudden death due to paroxysmal ventricular arrhythmia. A form associated with autosomal recessive inheritance and congenital deafness is called the JERVELL-LANGE NIELSEN SYNDROME. An autosomal dominant form without deafness is called the ROMANO-WARD SYNDROME.

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prolongation of Q-T interval combined with torsades de pointes and manifests as several different forms; may be acquired or congenital; may lead to serious arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death.

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Any of several inherited cardiac arrhythmias that are characterized by abnormal duration and shape of the QT interval and that place the subject at risk for torsades de pointes -- abbreviation LQTS.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014