Published: 20 June 2017
Author(s): Marija M. Polovina, Milica Vukicevic, Bojan Banko, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Tatjana S. Potpara
Issue: June 2017
Section: Narrative Review

Brugada syndrome (BrS) is one of the commonest inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes typically presenting with arrhythmic syncope or sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation precipitated by vagotonia or fever in apparently healthy adults, less frequently in children. The prevalence of the syndrome (0.01%–0.3%) varies among regions and ethnicities, being the highest in Southeast Asia.BrS is diagnosed by the “coved type” ST-segment elevation≥2mm followed by a negative T-wave in ≥1 of the right precordial leads V1–V2.

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