Treatment Heart & Vascular

Long QT Syndrome
Treatments

With the correct diagnosis and therapy, long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a treatable disorder and most deaths are preventable.

Many people with the condition can be treated with medication. A minority of patients need an implantable cardiac defibrillator.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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