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What is Brugada syndrome?

What is Brugada syndrome?

Brugada syndrome is a genetic disease that predisposes patients to fatal cardiac arrhythmias.  It is named after Josep and Pedro Brugada who first described it in 1992. The syndrome is characterized by the ECG findings of a right bundle branch block and ST-segment elevations in the right precordial leads (V1-V3).  [1]  NCBI

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What is Brugada sign in ECG?

It is often referred to as Brugada sign. This ECG abnormality must be associated with one of the following clinical criteria to make the diagnosis: Documented ventricular fibrillation (VF) or polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT). Family history of sudden cardiac death at <45 years old.

Does a diagnosis of Brugada syndrome require admission to Ed?

Undiagnosed, Brugada syndrome has been estimated to have a mortality of 10% per year. Does this mean that a diagnosis in ED mandates admission? Probably yes for all type 1 patients if they present with suggestive clinical criteria.

Brugada syndrome. Print. Brugada (brew-GAH-dah) syndrome is a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder that is sometimes inherited. People with Brugada syndrome have an increased risk of abnormal heart rhythms from the lower chambers of the heart (ventricular arrhythmias).

What is a Brugada pattern on an ECG?

The most important sign of Brugada syndrome is an abnormal pattern on an electrocardiogram (ECG) called a type 1 Brugada ECG pattern. You can’t feel a Brugada sign — it’s only detected on an ECG. It’s possible to have a Brugada sign, or pattern, without having Brugada syndrome.

What increases my risk of Brugada syndrome?

Family history of Brugada syndrome. If other family members have had Brugada syndrome, you’re at an increased risk of having the condition. Being male. Adult men are more frequently diagnosed than are women. In young children and adolescents, however, boys and girls are diagnosed at about the same rate.

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