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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1598
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
22465
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
2226
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
26833
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1529
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
20055
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1527
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
20309
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1656
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
23922
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1654
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
23780
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1578
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
22162
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1576
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
22373
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
2075
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
27356
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1668
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
23569
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1675
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
23406
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
certificate

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1676
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
certificate

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
1589
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
22348
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
certificate

Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen

10/10 from 1 Votes

The Preventicum Diagnostic Clinic has been intensively working over the years to become one of the leading medical excellence centres in Germany.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
2192
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
2069
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
27097
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Long GT Syndrome diagnosis
0.00
Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

About the disease

Long QT syndrome is either acquired or develops due to a congenital heart condition, whereby the heartbeat becomes irregular and the interval between heartbeats is longer than it should be. Prolongation of the interval causes electrical instability of the heart muscles. If not treated in time, this condition can lead to such complications as tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The disease is not especially rare, affecting 2 people in 4000. Long QT is believed to be caused by a genetic predisposition, which includes inherited diseases and gene mutations that are passed down to the child during prenatal development. It can also appear as a side effect of such drugs as quinidine, barbiturate and propafenone. Progressed metabolic disorders and continuous low-fat diets also contribute to the development of an irregular heartbeat.

As Long QT can stay latent for a long time, the first symptom can be an unexpected blackout, caused by prolonged intervals between heart beats. Over time, these intervals tend to get longer and the pulse becomes weaker, causing more episodes of blackouts. If this is happening, the sufferer must seek medical help immediately, as this disease can be life threatening.

Symptoms

  • Fainting episodes
  • Weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Severe weakness
  • Blackouts
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Depression
  • Mood swings

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor may listen to the heartbeat through a stethoscope to determine if it is slow.
  • Electrocardiography can detect tachycardia and long intervals between heartbeats.
  • Holter monitoring records the patient’s cardiac activity during the day.
  • Laboratory tests can rule out other causes of long intervals between each heartbeat, such as a dysfunctional thyroid gland.

Treatment

  • Treatment of this condition aims to normalize the heartbeat by preventing the prolongation of the heart’s electrical impulses. This can be achieved with a course of antiarrhythmic drugs, which can stabilize the cardiovascular system.
  • Surgical treatment usually involves the implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator if the arrhythmia is life-threatening. The device is implanted in the region of the left heart muscle and its electrodes are connected to the chambers of the heart by venous puncture.
  • A pacemaker can detect the slightest deviation from a normal heart rhythm and sends electrical impulses to the brain, which immediately returns the heartbeat to normal. 



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