Long QT Syndrome
In children with long QT Syndrome (LQTS), there is an abnormality in the electrical system of the heart. The “QT” interval refers to a specific measurement on the electrocardiogram, the record of the electrical activity of a person’s heart. “Long QT” means the QT interval lasts longer than normal.
Youth Heart Watch provides training and education for students and staff at schools equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs). An AED is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to return an abnormal heart rhythm to normal. Youth Heart Watch aims to have one of these devices placed in every school in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware — and to ensure those in the schools are prepared to use the devices if needed.
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