Hereditary long Q-T syndrome presenting as epilepsy: electroencephalography laboratory diagnosis.

Journal Article

Patients with hereditary Q-T interval prolongation can present with seizures, syncope, and sudden death. In 2 siblings with autosomal dominant familial long Q-T syndrome, electroencephalographic examinations performed 6 and 2 years before diagnosis included electrocardiographic tracings documenting the cardiac abnormality. A timely diagnosis of this condition may have prevented the death of 1 of these patients. Measurement of the corrected Q-T interval on electrocardiographic tracings obtained in the electroencephalography laboratory should be considered in selected patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gospe, SM; Choy, M

Published Date

  • May 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 514 - 516

PubMed ID

  • 2774493

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2774493

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-5134

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ana.410250518


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States