QT-prolonging Medications

When to worry

Margaret A. Fitzgerald
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Margaret A. Fitzgerald


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  • Run Time:
  • 1.20
  • Publisher:
  • Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
  • Contact Hours:
  • 1.50
  • Rx Contact Hours:
  • 1.50
  • Edition:
  • 1
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Description

Dr. Fitzgerald outlines the mechanism, risks, and clinical consequences of QT prolongation with a variety of medications in this case-based program. Learn about clinical alternatives to the use of select QT-prolonging medications.

After completing this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the mechanism of QT prolongation with a variety of medications
  • Recognize the symptoms of syncope versus seizure
  • Describe the risks, symptoms, and outcomes for torsade(s) de pointe (TdP) and ventricular tachycardia
  • Recognize the clinical consequences of prescribing QT-prolonging medications
  • Consider clinical alternatives to the use of select QT-prolonging medications
  • Learn to use family and health history to evaluate risk of TdP