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Myocardial Contraction and Long QT Syndrome.
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PMID:  22626244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The long QT syndrome is an inherited cardiac arrhythmic disease that has been regarded as a purely electrical disease. However, sporadic reports have indicated that myocardial contraction abnormalities are present in these patients. Novel echocardiographic techniques such as strain echocardiography have made it possible to further elucidate cardiac mechanics in patients with long QT syndrome. Here, we provide an overview of current reports on myocardial mechanical alterations in patients with long QT syndrome.
Kristina H Haugaa; Thor Edvardsen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1873-2615     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Cardiovasc. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108337     Medline TA:  Trends Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Center for Cardiological Innovation and Institute for Surgical Research, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, N-0424 Oslo, Norway, and University of Oslo, N-0316 Oslo, Norway.
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