Late-onset severe long QT syndrome.

Asatryan, Babken; Schaller, André; Bartholdi, Deborah; Medeiros Domingo, Argelia (2018). Late-onset severe long QT syndrome. Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology, 23(4), e12517. Wiley 10.1111/anec.12517

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We report a case of torsades de pointes arrhythmia as the first manifestation of congenital Long QT syndrome in a 77-year-old man with family history of sudden unexplained death. This case illustrates the importance of vigilant clinical assessment and genetic counseling in families with sudden death in order to identify properly asymptomatic relatives at risk for cardiac events. It also demonstrates that Long QT syndrome can still manifest with potentially fatal arrhythmias late in life in previously asymptomatic elderly patients.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Kardiologie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Kardiologie

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > Unit Childrens Hospital > Forschungsgruppe Humangenetik
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR)

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS)

UniBE Contributor:

Asatryan, Babken; Schaller, André; Bartholdi, Deborah and Medeiros Domingo, Argelia

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1082-720X

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

André Schaller

Date Deposited:

12 Feb 2018 10:55

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2019 17:18

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/anec.12517

PubMed ID:

29194874

Uncontrolled Keywords:

channelopathy genetic test long QT syndrome sudden death

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109372

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