There are three types of treatment for Romano-Ward long QT syndrome: medication, surgery, and ablation.
- Medication is often given as a preventative measure for those who have been diagnosed with romano-ward long qt syndrome and have a high risk of developing complications.
•Medications can slow down the heart rate so that it beats more slowly, which decreases the risk of experiencing dangerous rhythms.
•Surgery may be recommended in certain circumstances, but it's only necessary in about 10% of cases.
•In most cases, ablation is used instead because it provides a more permanent solution that doesn't involve cutting open someone's chest cavity like surgery would require (that's why it's sometimes referred to as "ablation").
- First, the patient must be treated for their primary condition. If they have an infection, they will need to be treated with antibiotics. If they have a heart condition, they will need to be treated with a defibrillator or pacemaker. They may also require surgery to correct any defects in their heart.
- Second, if the patient has problems with excessive sweating or cold hands and feet, they can take medications that treat these symptoms. These medications include:
-Antihistamines (like Benadryl)
-Anticholinergic drugs (like Robinul)
-Beta-blockers (like Inderal)
Shortness of breath,Heart rate over 150 beats per minute,Fainting or near fainting spells,Palpitations or racing heartbeats that may feel like fluttering in your chest,Sudden dizziness or collapse
Fainting or near-fainting spells (syncope),Heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias) such as atrial fibrillation,Sudden cardiac death (SCD)
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