There are two forms of LQT
syndrome, which are acquired and congenital .
It is assumed that up to 30% of sudden unexpected deaths in infants are caused by different forms of long QT syndromes (LQTS
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS
), referred to as a ticking time-bomb is a cause of sudden death in young infants, children and adults.
The analytical solution to the Riccati equation for the linear quadratic regulator (LQR) nonsteady-state design was extended to the LQT
Long QT syndrome (LQTS
) is an inherited channelopathy that affects the repolarizing potassium currents or causes prolonged depolarization via "leaky" sodium channels in the myocyte, resulting in a prolonged QT interval on an electrocardiogram.
The time course of LQT
and TdP in this patient suggests that no single drug was responsible and it is likely that the combination of amiodarone with the patient's antiretroviral medication led to the QT interval prolongation.
Cormac's mother Bridget explained that as there are often no symptoms for the rare electrical fault in the heart known as LQT
3, heightened awareness and ECG screening was vital.
Some experts believe Cormac may have fallen victim to a form of LQT
Syndrome - a condition linked to the electrical impulses and beats of the heart.