Home » Your Health » Children's Health News » Signs and Symptoms of Long QT Syndrome

Signs and Symptoms of Long QT Syndrome


Long QT syndrome (or LQTS) is a heart rhythm disorder named for the way it affects the heart’s electrical activity during an electrocardiogram (or EKG). When the heart beat is recorded it beats in a characteristic P, Q, R, S and T pattern. Individuals affected by LQST have a distinctive duration between the Q and the T heartbeat intervals.

The majority of  individuals affected by LQTS (1  in 5,000) are born with the genetic defect.  However, taking certain medications can cause long QT syndrome later in life. Luckily, once detected, long QT syndrome can be controlled by a combination of medication and/or a surgical implant to keep the heart beating normally.

Here are the ten telltale symptoms of long QT syndrome…

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat
  • Most Common Warning Signs of Glaucoma
    Glaucoma causes progressive and permanent vision loss due to a buildup of fluid pressure in the eyeball.
    Children's Health News
  • Dehydration: Causes, Risk Factors, and Complications
    Water is the most important thing our body needs to function properly, but most of us don't drink enough of it!
    Children's Health News
  • Common Causes of Swollen Feet
    We've all been there before when our feet get a little puffy and swollen. It will most likely occur after sitting through a long flight, during pregnancy, or being on your feet all...
    Children's Health News
  • Be Schooled By These Health Signs From Stool
    Okay, we admit this isn't the most pleasant topic, but what comes out of you can say a lot about your overall health. In fact, Prevention.
    Children's Health News
  • Best and Worst Foods For Gallbladder Issues
    For the many Americans who suffer from gallbladder issues, like gallstones, on a daily basis, it's important to learn more about nutrition with a special focus on foods that won't...
    Children's Health News
  • Common Health Problems Related to Fingernails
    If you can't quite put a finger on what's ailing you, perhaps you should take a closer look at your fingernails.
    Children's Health News
  • How Stress Can Affect Our Physical Health
    We all deal with a little bit of stress from time to time. We all go through at some point, some more than others, it can happen at work, during school, or anytime we get...
    Children's Health News
  • Common Causes of Dark Under-Eye Circles
    We've all been there, dragged ourselves out of bed in the morning after a poor night's sleep only to find our reflection mirrors how we feel!
    Children's Health News
  • The Best Anti-Aging Foundation For Mature Skin
    Aging is inevitable, but that doesn't stop us from trying to slow the whole process down or at least look good while we're doing it!
    Children's Health News
  • The Best Mascaras for Long Lashes
    Most women dream about having longer and fuller lashes. One can only hope! It's also one of the main reasons we invented mascara in the first place.
    Children's Health News
  • Best Natural Remedies For Gout
    Gout is a type of arthritis that causes a great deal of pain and discomfort in the joints.
    Children's Health News
  • Foods Good For Your Kidneys
    The kidneys have an extremely important job. We all have two bean-shaped organs located below our ribs and on either side of our spine.
    Children's Health News
  • Reasons You’re Waking Up In The Night
    We've all been there before, lying awake at night, tossing and turning, wondering why you're unable to sleep.
    Children's Health News
  • The Best Face Washes for Sensitive Skin
    The struggle is real for people with sensitive skin who are looking for a good face wash that won't irritate their skin, especially since most products contain an array of...
    Children's Health News
  • Safe and Healthy Snacks for Diabetics
    Being diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can be scary and intimidating. The good news is that it’s really not all that difficult to build a healthy and delicious diet plan...
    Children's Health News