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Syncope due to Brugada syndrome in a young athlete.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17138637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 30-year-old male athlete with exercise-related syncopal symptoms spontaneously exhibited a type 1 Brugada ECG and was inducible during electrophysiology study. He was diagnosed with symptomatic Brugada syndrome and deemed at high risk of sudden cardiac death. Thus, he received a cardioverter/defibrillator and was advised to abstain from further competitive sports activities. This case points to a role of the ECG in pre-participation screening. It also demonstrates that, in athletes with Brugada syndrome, repolarisation anomalies may be markedly attenuated during vigorous exercise and considerably increased immediately after exercise. The observed J-wave amplitude dynamics suggests enhancement of pre-existing autonomic dysfunction through heavy exertion.
Hans D Esperer; Olaf Hoos; Kuno Hottenrott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of sports medicine     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1473-0480     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-05     Completed Date:  2007-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432520     Medline TA:  Br J Sports Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Department, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg 39130, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Brugada Syndrome / complications,  therapy*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / prevention & control*
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Syncope / etiology*

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