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Definition

A heart disorder characterized by a prolonged QT interval on the ECG and polymorphic ventricular arrhythmias. They cause syncope and sudden death in response to exercise or emotional stress, and can present with a sentinel event of sudden cardiac death in infancy.

Acronym

LQT5

Synonyms

Long QT syndrome 2/5
LQT2/5
Susceptibility to acquired Long QT syndrome 5

Keywords

Long QT syndrome

 
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