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Brugada Syndrome: The Syndrome of Right Bundle Branch Block, ST segment Elevation in V1 to V3 and Sudden Death

Brugada, Josep and Brugada, Pedro and Brugada, Ramon (2001) Brugada Syndrome: The Syndrome of Right Bundle Branch Block, ST segment Elevation in V1 to V3 and Sudden Death. [Journal (Paginated)]

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In 1992 a new syndrome consisting of syncopal episodes and/or sudden death in patients with a structurally normal heart and a characteristic electrocardiogram (ECG) with a pattern of right bundle branch block with an ST segment elevation in leads V1 to V3 was described 1 In 1998 the poor prognosis of patients with the syndrome not receiving an implantable defibrillator was reported 2,3 In 1998 the genetic nature of the disease and its assotiation to a mutation in the cardiac sodium channel gene was described 4 . Because the diagnosis is easily made by means of the ECG, an increasing number of patients with the ECG pattern are being identified worldwide. In this article we will review our present knowledge concerning patients with the classical ECG pattern of the disease.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Right Bundle Branch Block; ST segment Elevation in V1 to V3; Sudden Death
Subjects:JOURNALS > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
ID Code:4328
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology, Journal
Deposited On:02 May 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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