Monthly Archives: Ottobre 2014

Efficacy of Different Beta-Blockers in the Treatment of Long QT Syndrome.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Sep 30;64(13):1352-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.05.068. Abu-Zeitone APeterson DRPolonsky BMcNitt SMoss AJ. Abstract BACKGROUND: In LQTS, β-blocker therapy is effective in reducing the risk of cardiac events (syncope, aborted cardiac arrest, sudden cardiac death). Limited studies have compared the efficacy of different β-blockers. OBJECTIVES: The goal...
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Must every child with long QT syndrome take a beta blocker?

Arch Dis Child. 2014 Sep 30. pii: archdischild-2014-306864. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306864. [Epub ahead of print] Waddell-Smith KEEarle NSkinner JR. Abstract Long QT syndrome is the most commonly recognised cause of sudden cardiac death in children. With a prevalence of 1 in 2000, family screening is identifying large numbers of hitherto asymptomatic gene carriers...
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