Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Long QT Syndrome Incidence

Facts about long QT syndrome:

  • About 1 out of 10,000 people in the US have long QT syndrome.
  • Long QT syndrome causes about 4,000 deaths in the US each year.
  • Long QT can be difficult to detect.

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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