Acquired long QT syndrome during conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantation—are we aware of this side effect?

  • F. Zauner
  • S. Tayeb
  • V. Panagiota
  • M. Rababah
  • A. Ganser
  • M. Eder
  • C. Veltmann
  • Gernot Beutel
Letter to the Editor
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Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed consent

Obtained from the patient included in the study.

Ethical approval

Obtained in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Zauner
    • 1
  • S. Tayeb
    • 2
  • V. Panagiota
    • 2
  • M. Rababah
    • 2
  • A. Ganser
    • 2
  • M. Eder
    • 2
  • C. Veltmann
    • 1
  • Gernot Beutel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology and AngiologyHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Department of Hematology, Hemostasis, Oncology and Stem Cell TransplantationHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany

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