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Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-22
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Sudden cardiac arrest in 5-year-old boy with epilepsy

Agnieszka Stańko, Joanna Kwiatkowska, Mariusz Zipser
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0088

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Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-22

Abstract

Long QT syndrome is a congenital disorder characterized by increased risk of sudden cardiac death, which still poses a diagnostic challenge. We present a case of 5-year-old boy diagnosed with epilepsy, who underwent sudden cardiac arrest during a seizure attack. After reanimation the patient was taken to an Intensive Care Unit, where a cardiac monitoring revealed recurent monomorfic ventricular tachycardia and torsade de pointes episodes. As the sinus rythm returned, the a prolongation of the QT intervals was described.

Abstract

Long QT syndrome is a congenital disorder characterized by increased risk of sudden cardiac death, which still poses a diagnostic challenge. We present a case of 5-year-old boy diagnosed with epilepsy, who underwent sudden cardiac arrest during a seizure attack. After reanimation the patient was taken to an Intensive Care Unit, where a cardiac monitoring revealed recurent monomorfic ventricular tachycardia and torsade de pointes episodes. As the sinus rythm returned, the a prolongation of the QT intervals was described.

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Keywords

long QT syndrome, epilepsy, sudden cardiac arrest

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Title

Sudden cardiac arrest in 5-year-old boy with epilepsy

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)

Pages

4-6

Published online

2016-07-22

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0088

Keywords

long QT syndrome
epilepsy
sudden cardiac arrest

Authors

Agnieszka Stańko
Joanna Kwiatkowska
Mariusz Zipser

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