Treatments for people with Long QT Syndrome include:
- Beta blockers
- A pacemaker
- An implantable cardioverter defibrillator
- Surgery to control chemical flow into the heart (a sympathectomy)
Following the correct treatment for their circumstances, Long QT Syndrome sufferers can normally live their lives without disturbance from their condition. In some sufferers however, changes to lifestyle are required in order to reduce the occurrence of fainting (such as avoiding strenuous activity or sports). It is also important for sufferers to have high levels of potassium in their diet to help regulate their condition. Potassium can be found in foods such as vegetables, fruits, milk, beef, chicken and bread.
- Heart palpitations
- A slower heart rate when sleeping