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Long QTc on a premature baby?

Hello. My baby girl was born at 33weeks and ECG was done at the age of about 4 weeks. ECG showed QTc being between 440-460. Then they did a holter monitor that showed QTc between 410-480. Of course when it's a small baby we are talking about her heart rate is higher then that of an adult, so her heart rate varied from 70+ to 160 on her holter, average being about 130-140. Our doctors started beta blockers to her immediately. There is no history of LQTS on either my or the babys fathers families, and we both have a normal QTc on our ECGs. There is also no history of sudden deaths or anything like that.

If I understood correctly QTc is most accurate if the heart rate is near 70? What do you think about our situation? Is my girls QTc worrying and is the medication neccesary? I am thinking if we should see another doctor for a second opinion? Does anyone have any experience with long QTc on a small baby..?

Thanks in advance for answers and apologize if my english is not perfect, it's not my native. :-)
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I have no experience, but I read an medical article a few weeks ago where they postulate that been a premature baby has to be consider a risk factor for all type of cardiac problems.

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