- Richard G. Trohman, MDDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USAInterests: atrial fibrillation; cardiac resynchronization therapy; conduction system pacing; acquired LQTS; amiodarone; sensors
Congenital deaf-mutism with prolongation of the QT interval and sudden death was first described in 1957. Independent descriptions of heritable QT prolongation without congenital hearing loss were independently reported in 1963 and 1964. In 1964, quinidine syncope was said to result from paroxysmal and repetitive ventricular fibrillation. These arrhythmias were first described as Torsades de Pointes in 1966.
Since these initial descriptions about 60 years ago, significant progress has been made in our understanding of both congenital and acquired long QT syndromes as well as the potentially deadly arrhythmia Torsades de Pointes. In this special issue of Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine dedicated to the management of long-QT interval syndromes, we hope to address these topics in detail. We will explore current management strategies and goals that are, as yet, unattained. We seek submission of reviews and original research pertaining to topics such as congenital LQTS, acquired LQTS, ion channels and repolarization reserve, pharmacotherapy, sympathectomy, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Original opinion pieces addressing areas of controversy in LQTS will be welcome. Additionally, authors with suggestions about ways to approach gaps in our knowledge of these entities and their treatment are encouraged to submit their thoughts and hypotheses about promising pathways.
Prof. Richard G. Trohman
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