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Brugada syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23535677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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As a clinical entity the Brugada syndrome has existed since 1992 and has been associated with a high risk of sudden cardiac death predominately in younger males. Patients can present with symptoms (ie syncope, palpitations, aborted sudden cardiac death) and asymptomatically. Its three characteristic electrocardiographic patterns can occur both spontaneously or after provocation with sodium channel-blocking agents. Risk stratification and the need for treatment depend on the patient's symptoms, electrocardiography, family history, and electrophysiological inducibility to discern if treatment by implantable cardioverter defibrillator, the only effective treatment to date, is appropriate. This review focuses on Brugada syndrome and various aspects of the disease including proposed mechanisms, epidemiology, clinical presentations, genetics, diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment options.
Authors:
Jessica Jellins; Mitchell Milanovic; David-Joel Taitz; S H Wan; P W Yam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, Sydney, The University of Notre Dame Australia, 160 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia.
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