Long QT Syndrome
What is Long QT Syndrome
Inheriting Long QT Syndrome
Fainting: One of the most common symptoms when having Long QT syndrome. When someone gets angered, excited or startled can start your heart rate to sky rocket uncontrollably. Even small things like hearing a phone ring randomly can trigger someone to faint.
Seizures: Along with fainting, your heart rate will rise chaotically and if it isn't fainting that will occur. The brain will be deprived of oxygen and a seizure will occur.
Sudden Death:When the heart does not return to its normal heart rate in time and paramedics are not contacted sudden death will occur within the person.
Treatments and Test
EKG/ECG: An ECG is a heart scan process which can determine and find out many things within in the heart. It shows your heart pattern and can determine whether you have QT syndrome or not!
Portable ECG: Like a ECG this device is portable and helps more efficiently because you can wear it throughout the day and it determines your heart pattern and shows how active you are. a Holter monitor which as well determines your heart activity
Genetic testing is also a helpful way to find out from who and when you inherited Long QT