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The Long QT Syndrome

  • R. Cappato
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Abstract

Congenital and acquired long QT syndromes (CLQTS’s) have similar features and torsade de pointes is the arrhythmia they have in common. Such arrhythmia, generally self-limiting, can sometimes result in ventricular fibrillation and cause sudden death.

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  • R. Cappato
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  1. 1.II Medical DepartmentSt. Georg HospitalHamburgGermany

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