oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The long and short of QT intervals : Registrar Communication prize entry



The long QT syndrome (LQTS) describes the phenotype of a group of disorders characterised by a prolonged QT interval on ECG and a propensity to develop torsades de pointes (TdP) ventricular tachycardia. This frequently leads to syncope or sudden cardiac death (SCD) in otherwise healthy individuals.


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