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Automated reporting of QT interval and other issues in the channelopathies
  1. Oscar M P Jolobe
  1. Correspondence to Oscar M P Jolobe, Manchester Medical Society, John Rylands University Library, 1 Philip Godlee Lodge, 842 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 2DS, UK; oscarjolobe{at}

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The recommendation that a 12-lead ECG should be performed on every patient presenting with transient loss of consciousness1 irrespective of whether the provisional diagnosis is syncope or epilepsy is a sound one given the fact that convulsive syncope can simulate epilepsy.1 An important caveat, however, is that, when the ECG is performed in settings such as the accident and emergency department, cognisance should be taken of …

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