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

S. M. Gospe, Michael Choy

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)514-516
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume25
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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