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My 12 yr old son (140cm, 38kg) had a recent episode last month of sudden fainting, hit the back of his head on the concrete at high speed. Was unconscious for under a minute. Went to emergency via ambulance and his ECG showed QT prolonged 492ms. Question 1.Could the knock on his head of caused this...
Much more likely: an arrhythmia caused the fall. If a diagnosis of Long QT Syndrome is confirmed, it can be complicated by conditiosns called torsade, ventricular tachycardia or even 'sudden cardiac death'. All of these could reduce the bloodflow to your son's brain dramatically, thus cause...

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