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 (YHW) aims to prevent sudden cardiac death among children and adolescents. The program serves as a resource that helps develop pediatric public access automated external defibrillator (AED) programs in schools, recreation centers and other public places. YHW provides training assistance and education for students and staff with the hope that lives will be saved through the use of AEDs, and also through increased awareness of the warning signs, symptoms and risk factors for this condition.
Patient outcomes at the Cardiac Center are among the best in the world, placing us in the top tier of pediatric cardiac programs. We're also consistently ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.