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Congential prolonged qt

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ECG from an individual with long QT syndrome demonstrating T-wave alternans
ECG from an individual with long QT syndrome demonstrating T-wave alternans

Also called Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS), it is a hereditary cardiac disease characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval at basal ECG predisposing those affected to cardiac arrythmias such as torsade de pointes (TdP) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) leading to risk of sudden death.

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Congential prolonged qt is a rare disease.

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