What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of long QT syndrome (LQTS)?

Updated: Nov 29, 2017
  • Author: Ali A Sovari, MD, FACP, FACC; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Imaging studies (eg, echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) may help only in excluding other potential reasons for arrhythmic events (eg, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy) or associated congenital heart diseases in a small subset of patients with LQTS, such as persons with LQT8.


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