!!!!New Article: Long-QT Misdiagnosed as Epilepsy

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I was just signing off when a scientist sent me this article on another heart condition easily misdiagnosed as epilepsy. If Aimee Will sees this; absence seizures can be one of the symptoms. It is on Medscape and you can register for a free account if you don't have one.


"Long-QT Syndrome Easily Misdiagnosed As Epilepsy in Young People Unless ECG Performed, Physicians Caution
from Heartwire — a professional news service of WebMD


Shelley Wood

October 12, 2007 (Leuven, Belgium) - Physicians in Belgium are warning colleagues about a misdiagnosis they say may be relatively common, particularly among young patients, but easily prevented with electrophysiological studies. Writing in the October 2007 issue of Heart Rhythm, Dr Tom Rossenbacker (University of Leuven, Belgium) and colleagues describe the case of a 15-year-old girl, misdiagnosed with epilepsy at age 11 and treated fruitlessly with antiepileptic drugs for four years before her true condition--long-QT syndrome--was discovered [1]."
Full article:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/564212?src=mp
 
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