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Romano Ward Syndrome

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Synonyms of Romano Ward Syndrome

  • Autosomal Dominant Long QT Syndrome
  • Long QT Syndrome Type 1
  • Long QT Syndrome without Deafness
  • LQTS1
  • Romano-Ward Long QT Syndrome
  • RWS
  • Ward-Romano Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Romano-Ward syndrome is an inherited heart (cardiac) disorder characterized by abnormalities affecting the electrical system of the heart. The severity of Romano-Ward syndrome varies greatly from case to case. Some individuals may have no apparent symptoms (asymptomatic); others may develop abnormally increased heartbeats (tachyarrhythmias) resulting in episodes of unconsciousness (syncope), cardiac arrest, and potentially sudden death. Romano-Ward syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.

Romano Ward Syndrome Resources

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