Gan-Xin Yan

All articles by Gan-Xin Yan

Long QT Syndromes and Torsade de Pointes

I. Long QT syndrome: What every physician needs to know. Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited disorder of delayed ventricular repolarization characterized by a prolonged QT interval on electrocardiography (ECG) and a propensity to torsades de pointes (TdP). TdP by definition is: (1) a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia that occurs specifically under conditions of QT…

Next post in Cardiology