DENNIS L. DeSILVEY, M.D.; ARTHUR J. MOSS, M.D.
DeSILVEY DL, MOSS AJ. Primidone in the Treatment of the Long QT Syndrome: QT Shortening and Ventricular Arrhythmia Suppression. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:53-54. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-1-53
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(1_Part_1):53-54.
We studied a family with the long QT syndrome. The initial case was in a patient who presented with seizures, ventricular fibrillation, and syncope. After a trial of conventional modalities of treatment including left stellate ganglionectomy, primidone (Mysoline) therapy was initiated. This drug has been successful in suppressing ventricular arrhythmias and shortening the QT interval over a 2-year follow-up period. Two additional family members with QT prolongation have been treated with primidone. During an 8-month follow-up, electrocardiographic and Holter recordings showed shortening of the QT interval.
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