The Long QT Syndrome in Pregnancy
Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is a disease of young adults and can affect women of child bearing age. Suffers of LQTS are at risk of ventricular dysrhythmias including torsades de pointes and ventricular fibrillation.
Pregnancy increases the chance that any mother may have an abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia. This chance is higher with the LQTS. There are only a few reported cases of women with the LQTS having a baby in the medical literature. This can make it difficult for the doctor caring for a pregnant woman with the long QT syndrome - especially should they need an anesthetic.
We would like to study as many women who have had a baby who have the long QT syndrome to give us a better idea of whether there are any arrhythmias occurring at the time of delivery.
|Long QT Syndrome|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||The Long QT Syndrome in Pregnancy|
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2008|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00488254
|Canada, British Columbia|
|BC Women's Hospital|
|Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Principal Investigator:||Roanne Preston, MD||University of British Columbia|
|Study Director:||Elizabeth Drake, MD||University of British Columbia|
|Study Director:||Joanne Douglas, MD||University of British Columbia|
|Study Director:||Marla Kiess, MD||University of British Columbia|
|Study Director:||Stanley Tung, MD||University of British Columbia|