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long QT syndrome


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Prolongation of the Q–T interval on the electrocardiogram. It indicates susceptibility to ventricular tachycardia (especially torsades de pointes), ventricular fibrillation, and sudden death. It may be familial or caused by certain drugs (e.g. sotalol, amiodarone, certain antipsychotic drugs).

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