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Very prolonged episode of self-terminating ventricular fibrillation in a patient with brugada syndrome.
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PMID:  24267814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We report the case of a very prolonged spontaneous episode of self-terminating ventricular fibrillation in a patient with Brugada syndrome (BrS). The patient first underwent implantation of an internal loop recorder after an episode of prolonged loss of consciousness (several minutes) that was suggestive of a nonarrhythmic cause. After a second episode of prolonged syncope, subsequent interrogation of the loop recorder revealed a very prolonged episode of self-terminating ventricular arrhythmia, lasting 2 minutes and 41 seconds. This short report emphasizes the fact that an arrhythmic cause of syncope should not be ruled out in patients with BrS presenting with very prolonged loss of consciousness.
Authors:
Stéphane Boulé; Claude Kouakam; François Brigadeau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1742.e1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Lille University Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lille, France. Electronic address: stephane.boule@chru-lille.fr.
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