Have you ever wondered what exactly long QT syndrome (LQTS) is?
"Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heart rhythm condition that can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. These rapid heartbeats might trigger you to suddenly faint. Some people with the condition have seizures. In some severe cases, LQTS can cause sudden death. "
Check out this video from 2017 when Dr. Michael Ackerman was featured on Mayo Clinic Radio where he discusses long QT syndrome and treatments.
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