What about the QTc interval?
The QTc interval is a ‘lethal’ heart disturbance sometimes called ‘congenital’ but frequently ‘acquired’ through medications that prolong the QTc interval that can result in SUDDEN DEATH. Your health care provider will be monitoring the QTc interval with medication adjustments, additions of other medications that prolong the QTc interval. You, the patient, MUST take personal responsibility for monitoring your own QTc interval as YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! Monitoring the QTc interval is done through a painless, non-invasive test called an electrocardiogram (ECG). Ask your doctor/NP for your QTc interval number: it’s measured in msec.