Category Archives: Congenital long QT syndrome

Researchers identify genetic link between a rare heart disorder and an increased risk of seizures.


Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS), affecting approximately 1 in 2000 people, is a heritable cardiac disease where patients are at an increased risk for LQTS-triggered seizures, and sudden cardiac arrest following the characteristic ventricular arrhythmia of torsades de pointes.  However, the prevalence, severity, and biomarkers for seizures and arrhythmias in LQTS remain incompletely understood.  Now, a study from researchers at

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