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Congratulations, Long-QT Syndrome Blog!

Jon N. Mettler writes that his blog about Long-QT Syndrome celebrates its first birthday. Congratulations!

What is Long-QT Syndrome? Glad you asked. From Wikipedia:

The long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heart disease in which there is an abnormally long delay between the electrical excitation (or depolarization) and relaxation (repolarization) of the ventricles of the heart. It is associated with syncope (loss of consciousness) and with sudden death due to ventricular arrhythmias. Arrhythmias in individuals with LQTS are often associated with exercise or excitement. The cause of sudden cardiac death in individuals with LQTS is ventricular fibrillation.

The blog started on 19 December 2005 as a companion to the website. It’s good to see the author is still around to fill both blog and website with information – not something you can take for granted with that type of disease. So, on to the next year, Jon!