A. You must consult a cardiologist and a genetic counselor.
2. Can Long QT Syndrome skip a generation?
A. A mutation in a long QT syndrome gene cannot skip a generation. Not all people who have the mutation will be affected with the condition. Therefore, the clinical features of the syndrome can skip a generation but the mutation will be passed on from on generation to the other without skipping a generation.
A. Sometimes genetic tests may miss a gene mutation. So, you can still have long QT syndrome if your genetic testing is negative. This happens very rarely.
4. When should I visit a cardiologist to check for long QT syndrome?
A. You should visit a cardiologist when you notice any symptoms of long QT syndrome in yourself or a close blood relative.
5. If I have palpitations what does it mean?
A. A palpitation is a feeling that your heart is beating rapidly. This may or may not be a symptom of arrhythmia. If you get this sensation, you must get it checked by your doctor.