Short QT syndrome: a very rare arrhythmogenic entity

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

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.63, ss.553-555, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 63 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2143/ac.63.5.2033220
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.553-555


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.