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Le QT long acquis [Acquired long QT syndrome].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
The long QT syndrome may be acquired or genetically determined. The syndrome is characterized by a prolonged QT interval and is associated with an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia such as a torsade de pointe and death. Electrolytes disorders such as hypomagnesemia and hypokaliemia and several drugs may increase the risk to develop a long QT syndrome. The epidemiology, the aetiology, the diagnostic approach as well as the management options of an acquired QT prolongation is discussed and reviewed herein.
Adult, Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions, Electrocardiography, Female, Humans, Long QT Syndrome/chemically induced, Long QT Syndrome/diagnosis, Male, Middle Aged, Narcotics/adverse effects, Risk Factors
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