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How to Treat Long QT Syndrome?


Medical Treatment:
  • A lot of people with inherited long QT syndrome will need treatment with medicines
  • Beta-blockers (such as nadolol or propranolol) may be prescribed to control your irregular heartbeats and slow down your heart rate
  • If your symptoms are frequent or severe and you are at high risk of life-threatening arrhythmia, a pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may need to be fitted
  • Surgery may be necessary to control the flow of chemicals into the heart in some cases of long QT syndrome (sympathectomy)
  • Your medication will be reviewed and an alternative may be prescribed if medication is causing long QT syndrome