|Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 10:15 am: |
I am a 26 yr old female. I have been diagnosed with LQT1 (genetically)a few years ago. My most recent ECG reads as follows: 47 bpm, PR 148ms, QRS 88ms, QT 534ms, P-R-T 54 57 44. Currently I am not symptomatic.
(a) I exercise for about 1-2 hours daily, keeping my heart rate under 110bpm. Is this safe?
(b) If I do have children one day - can they get another type of LQT? Or could they only inherit LQT1?
(c) I am taking 100mg Atenolol once a day. What do you think about my ECG results?
Thank you for your time.
Dr. Jorgen Kanters
|Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 02:52 pm: |
(a) the risk is small when taking the betablockers. I cannot give any warranty.
(b) they can only inherit LQT1 from you. Each kid had 50% risk of getting it.
(c) the slow heart rate looks like you are effective beatablocked.