Brugada Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Brugada Syndrome

Brugada syndrome is a condition that causes a disruption of the heart's normal rhythm (arrhythmia). Signs and symptoms usually develop in adulthood and include ventricular arrhythmia that can cause fainting, seizures, difficulty breathing, or sudden death. These complications often occur when an affected person is resting or asleep. Brugada syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and may be caused by a mutation in any of several genes (most commonly the SCN5A gene). In many cases, the genetic cause is not identified. There have also been reports of acquired Brugada syndrome which have been associated with adverse reactions to certain drugs or other substances. Treatment may include use of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in people with a history of fainting or heart attack.
 

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SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation

Our mission is to save the lives of young people who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to cardiac arrhythmia and to provide education and support to families and the medical community.

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Brugada Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation

Our mission is to save the lives of young people who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to cardiac arrhythmia and to provide education and support to families and the medical community.

http://www.StopSADS.org

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2015

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SADS Foundation Website

Information on living with SADS, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and advocacy/education.

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Brugada Syndrome" returned 351 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Outcomes of Brugada Syndrome Patients with Coronary Artery Vasospasm.
 

Author(s): Shingo Kujime, Harumizu Sakurada, Naoki Saito, Yoshinari Enomoto, Naoshi Ito, Keijiro Nakamura, Seiji Fukamizu, Tamotsu Tejima, Yuzuru Yambe, Mitsuhiro Nishizaki, Mahito Noro, Masayasu Hiraoka, Kaoru Sugi

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(2):129-135.

 

Objective To evaluate the outcomes of patients with concomitant Brugada syndrome and coronary artery vasospasm. Methods Patients diagnosed with Brugada syndrome with an implantable cardiac defibrillator were retrospectively investigated, and the coexistence of vasospasm was evaluated. ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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Prevalence and Clinical Impact of Early Repolarization Pattern and QRS-Fragmentation in High-Risk Patients With Brugada Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Giulio Conte, Carlo de Asmundis, Juan Sieira, Giuseppe Ciconte, Giacomo Di Giovanni, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Ruben Casado-Arroyo, Giannis Baltogiannis, Erwin Ströker, Ghazala Irfan, Gudrun Pappaert, Angelo Auricchio, Pedro Brugada

Journal: Circ. J.. 2016 Sep;80(10):2109-16.

 

The phenotypic heterogeneity of Brugada syndrome (BrS) can lead some patients to show an additional inferolateral early repolarization pattern (ERP), or fragmented QRS (f-QRS). The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence and clinical impact of f-QRS, ERP or combined f-QRS/ERP ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2016

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Activation Pattern of the Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation on Body Surface Mapping in Patients With Brugada Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Akira Ueoka, Hiroshi Morita, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Koji Nakagawa, Nobuhiro Nishii, Satoshi Nagase, Tohru Ohe, Hiroshi Ito

Journal: Circ. J.. 2016 Jul;80(8):1734-43.

 

Clinical and experimental studies have shown the existence of an arrhythmogenic substrate in the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) in patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS). To evaluate the importance of the RVOT, we evaluated the activation pattern of induced ventricular tachyarrhythmias ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016

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The terms "Brugada Syndrome" returned 51 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Brugada Syndrome - From Gene to Therapy.
 

Author(s): Antonio Curcio, Giuseppe Santarpia, Ciro Indolfi

Journal: Circ. J.. 2017 Feb;81(3):290-297.

 

It is almost a quarter of century that a pioneering work of 2 researchers named Brugada brought the entire scientific community to understanding the molecular, clinical, and electrophysiological aspects of a distinctive syndrome. It affects mainly young adults with syncope and/or ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2017

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Risk factors for cardiac events in patients with Brugada syndrome: A PRISMA-compliant meta-analysis and systematic review.
 

Author(s): Wenqing Wu, Li Tian, Jinshan Ke, Yi Sun, Ruixia Wu, Jianfang Zhu, Qinmei Ke

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(30):e4214.

 

Inconsistent results have been reported about the risk stratification of patients with Brugada syndrome. We have summarized the evidence regarding the strength of association between 6 risk factors (family history of sudden cardiac death [SCD] or syncope, inducible ventricular arrhythmias ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2016

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Programmed Ventricular Stimulation for Risk Stratification in the Brugada Syndrome: A Pooled Analysis.
 

Author(s): Jakub Sroubek, Vincent Probst, Andrea Mazzanti, Pietro Delise, Jesus Castro Hevia, Kimie Ohkubo, Alessandro Zorzi, Jean Champagne, Anna Kostopoulou, Xiaoyan Yin, Carlo Napolitano, David J Milan, Arthur Wilde, Frederic Sacher, Martin Borggrefe, Patrick T Ellinor, George Theodorakis, Isabelle Nault, Domenico Corrado, Ichiro Watanabe, Charles Antzelevitch, Giuseppe Allocca, Silvia G Priori, Steven A Lubitz

Journal: Circulation. 2016 Feb;133(7):622-30.

 

The role of programmed ventricular stimulation in identifying patients with Brugada syndrome at the highest risk for sudden death is uncertain.

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Ablation in Brugada Syndrome for the Prevention of VF
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Brugada Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2016

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Diagnostic Value and Safety of Flecainide Infusion Test in Brugada Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brugada Syndrome; Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2017

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Empiric Quinidine for Asymptomatic Brugada Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Arrhythmia

 

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2017

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