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With long Q-T syndrome, what precautions should I take? 

I have QT long intervals. I’ve had heart failure and heart attack 2 weeks ago. Do I need to get a Life Alert system? 

submitted Cheryl from Indianapolis, Indiana on 2/13/2013


Patrick J. Cook, MDby Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Patrick J. Cook, MD    

First thing I'd do is check with my cardiologist. Long QT intervals can be benign (or not), and associated with certain drugs or electrolyte abnormalities (or not). These questions need be addressed by a cardiologist.

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Updated February 2013
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