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Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is a rare malfunction in the way the heart cells recharge after producing electricity. This malfunction can lead to a dangerous arrhythmia causing fainting or even sudden death.
The "QT" in long QT syndrome refers to the waves on an electrocardiogram, which are labeled P, Q, R, S and T. Q through T represent the recharging of the cells after a heart-muscle contraction.
Our electrophysiologists are experts at the diagnosis and treatment of this rare condition.Meet our physicians:
The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Diseases counsels and screens patients and their families at risk for LQTS.Learn more about the Center for Inherited Heart Diseases.
Kim Bauhs was about to address a meeting when she collapsed in cardiac arrest. Only the persistence of Johns Hopkins physicians helped Kim confront a life-saving diagnosis.Read Kiim's story.