Brugada syndrome - the missed epidemic

Authors
Citation
Jm. Butler, Brugada syndrome - the missed epidemic, J AC EMER M, 17(6), 2000, pp. 426-428
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Aneshtesia & Intensive Care
Journal title
JOURNAL OF ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY MEDICINE
ISSN journal
1351-0622 → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
426 - 428
Database
ISI
SICI code
1351-0622(200011)17:6<426:BS-TME>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
About 10-20% of patients dying suddenly or resuscitated from ventricular fi brillation do not have demonstrable heart disease. These people are often y oung and tragically in some cases sudden death is the first and only clinic al event. One of the three main electrophysiological diagnoses to be consid ered in these situations is the Brugada syndrome. A case of Brugada syndrom e is described, together with an example of the classic electrocardiographi c manifestations and a discussion of the possible aetiology, diagnosis and management of this condition.