New Guidelines OK More Sports for Athletes With CV Disorders New Guidelines OK More Sports for Athletes With CV Disorders
They support "a shared decision-making model," an author said. "I think that's appropriate now that we have data showing that patients with long-QT syndrome can participate with a fair degree of safety." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 6, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Blackouts and near drownings may signal sudden death risk
Blackouts and near drowning events may signal an increased risk of sudden death, reveals new research. Such events point to long QT syndrome, a genetic heart condition that can be undetected or misdiagnosed as epilepsy or a panic attack. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Blackouts and near drownings may signal sudden death risk
(European Society of Cardiology) Blackouts and near drowning events may signal an increased risk of sudden death, reveals research presented at the SA Heart Congress 2015 by Professor Paul Brink, professor of internal medicine at the University of Stellenbosch in Tygerberg, South Africa. Such events point to long QT syndrome, a genetic heart condition that can be undetected or misdiagnosed as epilepsy or a panic attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Long QT Syndrome: Tyler’s Back in the Game!
CLEVELAND. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The heart condition is serious and life-threatening and thankfully rare. But when long QT syndrome is discovered in young athletes, they’re automatically benched. Now, Cleveland Clinic researchers believe they’ve found a way to get these kids back into the game, with some precautions. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists may have method to predict, prevent heart arrhythmias
Stephen FellerMONTREAL, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Researchers have found a way to predict abnormal heartbeats in cardiac arrhythmia patients who have a condition called long QT syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Fear of Shark Attacks
Jaws scarred me for life. What's scarier than a water-based horror movie with sharks? We can't see what is lurking beneath, and we certainly can't move as quickly as those predators. We don't have a chance! As a result, I've never liked going into the ocean, and that sentiment has intensified this summer. In North Carolina, there were eight shark attacks in one month. Now the beaches in New Jersey and Massachusetts are seeing sharks too! So, "just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water," it's not. Or, is it? Let's try to forget about Jaws for a minute (impossible, right)! Seriously, what are the real risks...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD medications linked to cardiac problems in children with hereditary heart disease
(Wiley) Long QT syndrome (LQTS), a rare hereditary heart condition, can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias, or fast heartbeat irregularities. New research indicates that children with LQTS who take medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of experiencing heart-related problems--especially syncope, or the loss of consciousness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sport is Safe in Certain LQTS Patients, Review SuggestsSport is Safe in Certain LQTS Patients, Review Suggests
With no cardiac events and no deaths after more than 7 years of follow-up, experts say long QT syndrome patients shouldn't be indiscriminately excluded from sports participation. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Long QT turns athlete into beauty queen
During my senior year of high school, the world as I knew it came crashing down. I’ll never forget that April evening in the year 2000—two years after collapsing at a track finish line—when I was officially diagnosed with Long QT syndrome, an inherited heart condition characterized by an abnormal heartbeat. My mom turned to me with tears streaming down her face, still on the phone with my electrophysiologist, who had just received the results. I was advised to avoid competitive sports. No more playing basketball until the streetlights came on. No more racing my friends on the track. No more hopes to play Division I s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 3, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Heart conditions Our patients’ stories Heart Center Source Type: news

New defibrillator can help those with rare heart condition
Long QT syndrome is a rare condition that can trigger fast, chaotic heart rhythms, and sometimes strikes whole families. Now scientists have developed a new, less invasive device to shock the heart back to its normal beat. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congenital and Acquired Long QT Syndrome for PharmacistsCongenital and Acquired Long QT Syndrome for Pharmacists
Which medications are associated with risk of long QT syndrome? U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

'I suffered 29 heart attacks in 24 hours': Mother reveals terrifying rare condition
Lucia Cassidy, 34, from North London ,was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal heart condition which triggered her 29 cardiac arrests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long QT Syndrome means Jayson Hart's heart might stop if he is shocked
Young Jayson Hart, from Hockley, Essex, inherited Long QT Syndrome from his mother Kelley, which means he is at risk of irregular heartbeats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Medications Should Be Avoided with Long QT Syndrome?
Discussion Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a frequent cause of pharyngitis, pneumonia and acute bronchitis, but acute otitis media is uncommon. Symptoms are usually self-limited and variable and include cough (non-productive usually but later can be productive), fever, fatigue and occasionally headache. Coryza is rare. Cough can continue for 3 to 4 weeks and can be accompanied by wheezing. Radiographic changes include diffuse infiltrates or focal abnormalities but are variable. Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a group of disorders that have a prolonged QT interval and a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Torsade de pointes (“t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 14, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Long Qt Syndrome and Stillbirth: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Ackerman comments on a recent study which may explain some otherwise unexplained stillbirths. To listen, click the link below. Long QT and Stillbirth (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news