Perioperative management of patients with congenital or acquired disorders of the QT interval

M. O'Hare, Y. Maldonado, J. Munro, M. J. Ackerman, H. Ramakrishna, D. Sorajja

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Abstract

QT prolongation can be attributable to various causes that can be categorised as acquired or congenital. Arrhythmias related to QT prolongation can result in clinical presentations, such as syncope and sudden cardiac death. The perioperative period presents a number of issues that may affect a patient's risk of developing polymorphic ventricular tachycardia or torsades de pointes. Although most patients may have an unremarkable perioperative course, some may have complications; this review article aims to help clinicians avoid potential complications, and to help them address treatment for perioperative issues that may occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-644
Number of pages16
JournalBritish journal of anaesthesia
Volume120
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • anaesthesia
  • long QT syndrome
  • perioperative care
  • torsades de pointes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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