Some of the medications being used to treat COVID-19 are known to cause drug-induced prolongation of the QTc of some people. Patients with a dangerously prolonged QTc are at increased risk for potentially life-threatening ventricular rhythm abnormalities that can culminate in sudden cardiac death. A new study details more information about potential dangers and the application of QTc monitoring to guide treatment when using drugs that can cause heart rhythm changes
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Today we hear the heartbreaking stories of people whose long-awaiting drug trials have been put on hold, learn that the summertime jet stream in the Southern Hemisphere seems to be getting back on track and discover what the cruise-ship outbreaks reveal about COVID-19.