Document Detail

Review and management of the dental patient with Long QT syndrome (LQTS).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19642718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a unique cardiovascular condition, with both congenital and acquired forms that afflict patients. These patients show a lengthening of the repolarization phase of the cardiac cycle, which can be best visualized on an electrocardiogram (ECG). The ECG changes can include QT interval (the time between the start of the Q wave and the end of the T wave, as seen on an ECG) and T wave abnormalities, as well as progression to torsades de pointes and ventricular fibrillation. The ECG changes are most commonly elicited by physical activity, emotional stress, and certain medications. This condition represents a challenge for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patients with LQTS must receive proper medical management and a controlled and anxiety-free surgical environment. The purpose of this article was to present a review of LQTS and provide recommendations for effective surgical management. Additionally, a case report of a patient with LQTS, treated by one of the authors, has been included.
Christopher Rochford; R David Seldin
Related Documents :
23671388 - Feasibility, understandability, and usefulness of the step self-rating questionnaire: r...
24468658 - Chronic migraine with and without medication overuse: experience in a hospital series o...
20096018 - Review article: the modern management of autoimmune hepatitis.
19727768 - Anal canal duplication: case reviews and summary of the world literature.
18550888 - Facing the challenges of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with mindfulness medit...
11475168 - Behavioral issues in asthma management.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia progress     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0003-3006     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth Prog     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-31     Completed Date:  2009-09-22     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043533     Medline TA:  Anesth Prog     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-8     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / administration & dosage
Anesthesia, Dental / methods*
Dental Care for Chronically Ill*
Long QT Syndrome* / complications
Magnesium / therapeutic use
Postoperative Care
Preanesthetic Medication
Preoperative Care
Tooth Extraction
Torsades de Pointes / drug therapy,  etiology,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists; 7439-95-4/Magnesium

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Effect of time on clinical efficacy of topical anesthesia.
Next Document:  Negative pressure pulmonary edema after oral and maxillofacial surgery.