Acquired Long QT and Ventricular Arrhythmias in the Setting of Acute Inflammation: A Case Series

Dominik Beer, Nino Isakadze, Rebecca McClellan, Hugh Calkins, Andreas S. Barth

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Abstract

We report a case series of 4 patients with transient marked QTc prolongation and ventricular arrhythmias in the setting of inflammation with very high ferritin levels. Three patients were positive for coronavirus disease-2019. In the setting of an acute rise in inflammatory markers, electrocardiography screening for QTc prolongation is warranted. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1103-1107
Number of pages5
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Volume3
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2021

Keywords

  • electrophysiology
  • ventricular fibrillation
  • ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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