Brugada Syndrome- what is it?
Brugada syndrome is a disorder characterized by sudden death associated with one of several ECG patterns characterized by incomplete right bundle-branch block and ST-segment elevations in the anterior precordial leads.Syncope and cardiac arrest: Most common clinical manifestations; in many cases, cardiac arrest occurs during sleep or rest
Nightmares or thrashing at night
Asymptomatic, but routine ECG shows ST-segment elevation in leads V1-V3
Associated atrial fibrillation (20%)
Fever: Often reported to trigger or exacerbate clinical manifestations
@guna Most patients with Brugada syndrome have a normal physical examination. However, such an examination is necessary to exclude other potential cardiac causes of syncope or cardiac arrest in an otherwise healthy patient (eg, heart murmurs from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or from a valvular or septal defect).