Short QT syndrome: a very rare arrhythmogenic entity


YONTAR O. C., YALTA K., Ytlmaz M. B., TURGUT O. O.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.63, no.5, pp.553-555, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.63.5.2033220
  • Journal Name: ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.553-555
  • Sivas Cumhuriyet University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a gene-related arrhythmogenic syndrome harbouring a large spectrum of symptoms ranging from mild palpitations to sudden cardiac death. The mutation of genes (KCNH2, KCNQ1, and KCNJ2) encoding for cardiac potassium channels plays a central role in SQTS. Electrocardiography is the primary important step in the diagnosis (short QT interval along with T wave changes), but ECG findings may be easily ignored.