Wednesday, February 17, 2010

EKG results

Got a call yesterday-didnt answer because if I tried to talk yesterday it made me more nauseous (stomach bug). So I let it goto voicemail and then promptly checked it. It was Kaiser calling with Avery's ekg results.
You ready?
Totally NORMAL! Yes!
The test was to rule out Prolonged QT syndrome which is at an increased risk with Rett syndrome and other genetic mutations. From Wikipedia: The long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a rare inborn heart condition in which delayed repolarization of the heart following a heartbeat increases the risk of episodes of torsade de pointes (a form of irregular heartbeat that originates from the ventricles). These episodes may lead topalpitations, fainting and sudden death due to ventricular fibrillation. Episodes may be provoked by various stimuli, depending on the subtype of the condition.[1]

The condition is so named because of the appearances of the electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), on which there is prolongation of the QT interval. In some individuals the QT prolongation only occurs after the administration of certain medications.[1]

So this is great news!


Kelly said...

WHOOO HOOOO!! Yay for some GOOD NEWS!!

Stacy said...

Awesome! ;0)