What does a finding of bradycardia and tachycardia indicate 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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Bradycardia and tachycardia each need special attention. Bradycardia is included in the diagnostic criteria and adds 0.5 points to the score. Tachycardia requires special attention, too, because the QTc may be overcorrected in a tachycardic situation (eg, in infants).


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