Brugada Syndrome

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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

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The terms "Brugada Syndrome" returned 369 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetic diversity of SCN5A gene and its possible association with the concealed form of Brugada syndrome development in Polish group of patients.
 

Author(s): Beata Uziębło-Życzkowska, Grzegorz Gielerak, Paweł Siedlecki, Beata Pająk

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():462609.

 

Brugada Syndrome (BS) is an inherited channelopathy associated with a high incidence of sudden cardiac death. The paper presents the discovery of new genetic variants of SCN5A gene which might be associated with the development of a concealed form of Brugada Syndrome. The study involved ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2014

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Long-term pharmacological therapy of Brugada syndrome: is J-wave attenuation a marker of drug efficacy?
 

Author(s): Kanae Hasegawa, Takashi Ashihara, Hiromi Kimura, Hikari Jo, Hideki Itoh, Takashi Yamamoto, Yoshifusa Aizawa, Minoru Horie

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(14):1523-6.

 

We herein describe two patients with Brugada syndrome in whom J-waves were successfully modified by drugs. Case 1 was a 54-year-old man who presented with repeated ventricular fibrillations (VF) and J-point elevation in the right precordial and lateral leads. After administration ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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J wave monitoring and drug efficacy in Brugada syndrome.
 

Author(s): Kengo Fukushima Kusano

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(14):1459-60.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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The terms "Brugada Syndrome" returned 44 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Brugada syndrome.
 

Author(s): Ramon Brugada, Oscar Campuzano, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Josep Brugada, Pedro Brugada

Journal: Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. ;10(1):25-8.

 

Brugada syndrome is a rare cardiac arrhythmia characterized by electrocardiographic right bundle branch block and persistent ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads. It is associated with ventricular fibrillation and a high risk for sudden cardiac death, predominantly in ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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Desmosomes and the sodium channel complex: implications for arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy and Brugada syndrome.
 

Author(s): Marina Cerrone, Mario Delmar

Journal: Trends Cardiovasc. Med.. 2014 Jul;24(5):184-90.

 

Mutations in proteins of the desmosome are associated with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC; also referred to as "ARVC" or "ARVD"). Life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias often occur in the concealed phase of the disease before the onset of structural changes. Among the various ...

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2014

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Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy and Brugada syndrome: diseases of the connexome.
 

Author(s): Esperanza Agullo-Pascual, Marina Cerrone, Mario Delmar

Journal: FEBS Lett.. 2014 Apr;588(8):1322-30.

 

This review summarizes data in support of the notion that the cardiac intercalated disc is the host of a protein interacting network, called "the connexome", where molecules classically defined as belonging to one particular structure (e.g., desmosomes, gap junctions, sodium channel ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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DAPERB 3,4-DiAminoPyridine and Electrophysiological Response in Brugada Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Brugada Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2008

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Evaluation of Subcutaneous Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator in Brugada Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brugada Syndrome; S-ICD System (Implantable Defibrillator)

 

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2015

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Empiric Quinidine for Asymptomatic Brugada Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Arrhythmia

 

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2015

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