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|Title: ||Brugada syndrome in a north Indian female-a case report.|
|Authors: ||Chattree, Kapil|
|Issue Date: ||6-Nov-2006|
|Citation: ||Chattree K, Jaison T, Itty C, Chopra S. Brugada syndrome in a north Indian female-a case report. Indian Heart Journal. 2006 Nov-Dec; 58(6): 458-60|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|Abstract: ||The Brugada syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease with incomplete penetrance, which may cause syncope and sudden cardiac death in young individuals with a normal heart. It is characterized by an electrocardiographic pattern of complete or incomplete right bundle branch block and ST-segment elevation in leads V1-V3. Mutations in gene encoding for cardiac sodium channel SCN5A is linked to this syndrome in 20-25% patients. Several conditions producing Brugada-like ECG patterns should be borne in mind and excluded before making a diagnosis of the Brugada syndrome. The management of this syndrome is difficult as pharmacological agents are not universally effective. The mode of treatment recommended by the majority of cardiac electro-physiologists is implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator. We report the first case of a 40-year-old Indian lady who presented with a history of aborted sudden cardiac death with recurrent ventricular arrhythmias and an electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern of type 1 Brugada syndrome, and underwent successful implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation.|
|Source URI: ||http://indianheartjournal.com|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Heart Journal|
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