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Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2003 Jan;26(1 Pt 1):103-4.

Long QT syndrome: first and fatal events provoked by hemodialysis.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232, USA.


Long QT syndrome (LQTS) involves both congenital and acquired predispositions toward the characteristic torsades de pointes (TP) ventricular arrhythmia. Congenital long QT syndrome generally manifests with TP, syncope, or sudden death early in life. This is a documented case of previously undiagnosed congenital LQTS in a 48-year-old woman where the first and fatal episodes of TP were provoked by hemodialysis.

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