Long QT Syndrome

Dr. Alrich L. Gray // Central Montana Heart & Vascular Institute

Long QT Syndrome

Long QT syndrome is a disorder of the heart’s electrical system. This disorder may disrupt your normal heart rhythm and potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. Symptoms include:

  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Seizures

Your doctor may treat your long QT syndrome by prescribing certain medications that will help your heart stay in a normal rhythm or take you off medications that may be triggering periods of abnormal rhythms. He may also recommend implanting a pacing device, such as a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). These devices monitor your heart’s rhythm and correct any abnormal heartbeats.