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The electric intervals of the heart start at the top go to the middle and then to the bottom of the heart, then it rest and starts over in the same pattern. Long QT Syndrome is a serious condition; it may cause sudden death in infants and dangerous heart rhythms. Long Qt syndrome is a heart disorder that affects the electrical activities of the heart. There are a lot of things that can trigger Long QT, but there are two main triggers. One of them is exercise, like swimming and running. Speeds up the heart rate, and the electrical activity puts strain on the heart. The other trigger is intense emotion such as being very angry, frightened, sad, upset, crying, surprised, and wakened suddenly, or in pain. All of these can trigger an arrhythmia, which is. Even loud noises like an alarm clock or buzzer can affect someone with Long QT. Strong reactions to these triggers are some of the ways to notice Long QT Syndrome. Some of the symptoms of Long QT are fainting and seizures. Fainting is a big risk because it can cause the person with the disorder to drown while swimming or in the bath tub. If the person was to faint while driving they could crash and hurt themselves or
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2010 for the course COM 150 taught by Professor Ordu during the Fall '10 term at Arizona.

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