Long QT Syndrome, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics

Overview

Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. In some cases, long QT syndrome can cause sudden death. Long QT syndrome may result from a genetic mutation or be caused by certain medications and medical conditions. The condition is treatable with medication, surgery, or an implantable device. Because it may have serious consequences, it’s important for electrophysiologists to know about long QT syndrome.

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Overview

Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. In some cases, long QT syndrome can cause sudden death. Long QT syndrome may result from a genetic mutation or be caused by certain medications and medical conditions. The condition is treatable with medication, surgery, or an implantable device. Because it may have serious consequences, it’s important for electrophysiologists to know about long QT syndrome.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455738359
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Series: Clinics: Internal Medicine Series
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: The "Goldilocks Principle": QT Interval-"Not Too Long, Not Too Short, Just Right" Ranjan K. Thakur Andrea Natale ix

Preface: Long QT Syndrome: From Epidemiology to Molecular Genetics-The Disease that has Opened a New Chapter in Electrophysiology Silvia G. Priori xi

Long QT Syndromes: Genetic Basis Eric Schulze-Bahr 1

Mechanisms Underlying Arrhythmogenesis in Long QT Syndrome Charles Antzelevitch Serge Sicouri 17

Diagnostic Evaluation of Long QT Syndrome Wataru Shimizu 29

Age and Gender Modulation of the Long QT Syndrome Phenotype Ohad Ziv Elizabeth S. Kaufman 39

Risk Stratification in the Long QT Syndrome Andrea Mazzanti Carlo Napolitano Silvia G. Priori 53

Long QT Syndrome in the Very Young: Fetal Life Through Infancy Andrew D. Blaufox 61

The Role of the Sympathetic Nervous System in the Long QT Syndrome: The Long Road from Pathophysiology to Therapy Peter J. Schwartz 75

The Role of the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in the Long QT Syndrome Wojciech Zareba Ilan Goldenberg Arthur J. Moss 87

How to Interpret Results of Genetic Testing and Counsel Families Raffaella Bloise Silvia G. Priori 97

Index 103

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