oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Long QT syndrome : what the pharmacist should know : review
|Article Title||Long QT syndrome : what the pharmacist should know : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Jun 2014|
|Pages||30 - 33|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiac conduction disorder, Cardiac repolarisation and Long QT syndrome|
Long QT syndrome is a cardiac conduction disorder in which cardiac repolarisation is delayed following a heartbeat. This condition creates an electrophysiological environment that favours the development of serious ventricular dysrhythmias which can quickly deteriorate, leading to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. The pharmacist is in a pivotal role as awareness of this condition and the impact of drugs can play a major role in exacerbating underlying long QT syndrome or causing long QT syndrome.
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