PubMed 21286418

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Automatically associated channels: KCNQ1 , Kv7.1

Title: Long QT syndrome provoked by induction of general anesthesia -A case report-.

Authors: Hyung Tae Kim, Jun Hak Lee, Il Bong Park, Hyeon Eon Heo, Tae Yoon Kim, Myeong Jong Lee

Journal, date & volume: Korean J Anesthesiol, 2010 Dec , 59 Suppl, S114-8

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Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an arrhythmogenic cardiovascular disorder resulting from mutations in cardiac ion channels. LQTS is characterized by prolonged ventricular repolarization and frequently manifests itself as QT interval prolongation on the electrocardiogram (ECG). A variety of commonly prescribed anesthetic drugs possess the adverse property of prolonging cardiac repolarization and may provoke serious ventricular tachyarrhythmia called 'torsades de pointes', ventricular fibrillation, and sudden death. We experienced a case of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation after anesthetic induction and it came out into the open that anesthetic induction provoked long QT syndrome.