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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036457/feasibility-evaluation-of-long-term-use-of-beta-blockers-and-calcium-antagonists-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Tsukasa Kamakura, Mitsuru Wada, Kohei Ishibashi, Yuko Y Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Satoshi Yasuda, Wataru Shimizu, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano
Aims: Beta-blockers (BBs) and calcium antagonists (CAs) are reported to aggravate ST-segment elevation in some patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS). The feasibility of their long-term use in BrS still remains unknown. We investigated the safety of long-term use of BB and CA in BrS patients. Methods and results: Of the 360 consecutive BrS patients, 29 [5: a history of ventricular fibrillation (VF), 17: syncope, 7: asymptomatic] took BB and/or CA (BB: 22, CA: 8) for more than 1 year for the treatment of co-morbidities such as atrial tachyarrhythmia, vasospastic angina, and neurally mediated syncope...
September 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036426/clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-the-brugada-type-1-electrocardiogram-without-prophylactic-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-primary-prevention-a-cumulative-analysis-of-seven-large-prospective-studies
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Pietro Delise, Vincent Probst, Giuseppe Allocca, Nadir Sitta, Luigi Sciarra, Josep Brugada, Shiro Kamakura, Masahiko Takagi, Carla Giustetto, Leonardo Calo
Aims: Patients with the Brugada type 1 ECG (Br type 1) without previous aborted sudden death (aSD) who do not have a prophylactic ICD constitute a very large population whose outcome is little known. The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of SD or aborted SD (aSD) in these patients. Methods and results: We conducted a meta-analysis and cumulative analysis of seven large prospective studies involving 1568 patients who had not received a prophylactic ICD in primary prevention...
October 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033432/drug-induced-brugada-type-electrocardiogram-a-cause-of-sudden-death-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Hideki Itoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025556/patients-with-brugada-syndrome-and-implanted-cardioverter-defibrillators-long-term-follow-up
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Jaime Hernandez-Ojeda, Elena Arbelo, Roger Borras, Paola Berne, Jose M Tolosana, Andrea Gomez-Juanatey, Antonio Berruezo, Oscar Campuzano, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Lluis Mont, Ramon Brugada, Josep Brugada
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) indications for primary prevention in Brugada syndrome (BrS) are still debated. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated the long-term outcome after ICD implantation in a large cohort of BrS patients. METHODS: Of a total of 370 patients with BrS in follow-up (age 43 ± 14 years; 74% male), 104 patients (28.1%) were treated with ICDs. The authors analyzed the long-term incidence of shocks and complications...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020354/the-definition-of-the-brugada-syndrome
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Juan Sieira, Pedro Brugada
Brugada syndrome (BS) is an inherited disease characterized by a coved-type ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads and increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), in the absence of structural abnormalities. The cornerstone of BS diagnosis and definition, is its characteristic ECG pattern that can be present spontaneously or unmasked by drugs. Brugada syndrome was first described 25 years ago; paradoxically, in an era of great technological development, a new syndrome was described with a technology developed almost a century before...
August 31, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016800/the-prognostic-impact-of-single-extra-stimulus-on-programmed-ventricular-stimulation-in-brugada-patients-without-previous-cardiac-arrest-multi-centre-study-in-japan
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Masahiko Takagi, Yukio Sekiguchi, Yasuhiro Yokoyama, Naohiko Aihara, Masayasu Hiraoka, Kazutaka Aonuma
Aims: The prognostic value of programmed electrical stimulation (PES) in Brugada syndrome (BrS) remains controversial. One of the reasons for discrepant results may be due to the selection of stimulation protocol. We evaluated the prognostic value of a positive PES result (PES+) according to the inducible pacing sites and the number of extra-stimuli in BrS patients without previous cardiac arrest (CA). Methods and results: We enrolled 224 consecutive BrS patients without previous CA (mean age 51 ± 14 years, 209 males), who underwent PES with the identical protocol...
June 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994463/prognosis-risk-stratification-and-management-of-asymptomatic-individuals-with-brugada-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Konstantinos P Letsas, Dimitrios Asvestas, Adrian Baranchuk, Tong Liu, Stamatis Georgopoulos, Michael Efremidis, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, George Bazoukis, Gary Tse, Antonios Sideris, Masahiko Takagi, Joachim R Ehrlich
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a primary electrical disease associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death due to polymorphic ventricular arrhythmias. The prognosis, risk stratification and management of asymptomatic individuals remain the most controversial issues in BrS. Furthermore, the decision to manage asymptomatic patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator should be made after weighing the potential individual risk of future arrhythmic events against the risk of complications associated with the implant and follow-up of patients living with such devices, and the accompanying impairment of the quality of life...
October 10, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990948/case-series-of-three-different-scenarios-with-drug-induced-brugada-patterns-fact-or-fiction
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Serkan Asil, Uğur Canpolat, Ergün Barış Kaya, Kudret Aytemir, Giray Kabakçı
Brugada syndrome is an inherited cardiac arrhythmia condition characterized by coved-type ST elevation and J point elevation of at least 2 mm in at least 2 of the right precordial electrocardiogram (ECG) leads (V1-3). An increasing number of noncardiac agents, including psychotropic and anesthetic drugs, have been shown to induce a characteristic Brugada ECG pattern, predisposing the patient to fatal ventricular arrhythmias. However, there are scarce data regarding the clinical significance. In this case series, a typical Brugada pattern was unmasked by lithium, valproic acid, and thiocolchicoside; however, the clinical scenario was different in all 3 cases, ranging from an asymptomatic patient to sudden cardiac arrest...
October 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987296/yellow-phosphorus-induced-brugada-phenocopy
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Mayakrishnan Dharanipradab, Stalin Viswanathan, Gokula Raman Kumar, Vijayalatchumy Krishnamurthy, Daphene Divya Stanley
BACKGROUND: Metallic phosphides (of aluminum and phosphide) and yellow phosphorus are commonly used rodenticide compounds in developing countries. Toxicity of yellow phosphorus mostly pertains to the liver, kidney, heart, pancreas and the brain. Cardiotoxicity with associated Brugada ECG pattern has been reported only in poisoning with metallic phosphides. METHODS AND RESULTS: Brugada phenocopy and hepatic dysfunction were observed in a 29-year-old male following yellow phosphorus consumption...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980288/novel-and-heteroplasmic-mutations-in-mitochondrial-trna-genes-in-brugada-syndrome
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Mahsasadat Fallah Tafti, Mehri Khatami, Shiva Rezaei, Mohammad Mehdi Heidari, Mehdi Hadadzadeh
BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a rare cardiac arrhythmia characterized by sudden death associated with electrocardiogram patterns characterized by incomplete right bundle-branch block and ST-segment elevations in the anterior precordial leads. This syndrome predominantly is seen in younger males with structurally normal hearts. Mitochondrial variants particularly mt-tRNA mutations, are hot spots that lead to cardiological disorders. Previous studies have shown that mutations in mitochondrial tRNA genes play an important causal or modifying role in BrS...
October 5, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958975/not-all-brugada-electrocardiogram-patterns-are-brugada-syndrome-or-brugada-phenocopy
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Grace Xu, Byron H Gottschalk, Umut Kocabaş, Adrian Baranchuk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 29, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948234/mechanisms-underlying-epicardial-radiofrequency-ablation-to-suppress-arrhythmogenesis-in-experimental-models-of-brugada-syndrome
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Bence Patocskai, Namsik Yoon, Charles Antzelevitch
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to test the hypothesis that elimination of sites of abnormal repolarization, via epicardial RFA, suppresses the electrocardiographic and arrhythmic manifestations of BrS. BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is associated with ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation leading to sudden cardiac death. Nademanee et al. reported that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of right ventricular outflow tract epicardium significantly reduced the electrocardiogram and arrhythmic manifestations of BrS...
April 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940628/identification%C3%A2-of-electrocardiographic-risk-markers-for-the-initial-and-recurrent-episodes-of-ventricular-fibrillation-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Hiroshi Morita, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Satoshi Kawada, Masakazu Miyamoto, Yoshimasa Morimoto, Koji Nakagawa, Nobuhiro Nishii, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Ito
INTRODUCTION: New onset of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in asymptomatic patients with Brugada-type ECG is not frequent, but it cannot be negligible. Risk markers for predicting VF are usually based on results of analysis in symptomatic patients, and they have not been determined for asymptomatic patients. We analyzed ECG markers in patients with Brugada syndrome to differentiate the risk factors for VF in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. METHODS: The subjects were 471 patients with Brugada syndrome and we divided the subjects into two groups: Asymptomatic group (n = 326) and Symptomatic group (syncope: n = 122, VF: n = 23)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930854/a-female-patient-with-hypokalaemia-induced-j-wave-syndrome-an-unusual-case-report
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Aqian Wang, Xiang Li, Muhammad Nabeel Dookhun, Tiancheng Zhang, Ping Xie, Yunshan Cao
RATIONALE: Prominent J waves can be seen in life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias such as Brugada syndrome, early repolarization syndrome, and ventricular fibrillation. We herein present an unusual case report of hypokalemia-induced J wave syndrome and ST (a part of ECG) segment elevation. PATIENTS CONCERNS: A 52-year-old woman with chief complaints of chest pain for 2 hours and diarrhea showed a marked hypokalemia (2.8 mmol/L) and slightly elevated creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) (57...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911031/flecainide-overdose-induced-brugada-electrocardiogram-pattern
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M C Y Nam, E-A Karlsen, E Woo, N Dayananda, K Greaves, T Stanton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901670/specificity-of-wide-qrs-complex-tachycardia-criteria-and-algorithms-in-patients-with-ventricular-preexcitation
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Marek Jastrzębski, Paweł Moskal, Piotr Kukla, Kamil Fijorek, Roksana Kisiel, Danuta Czarnecka
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial progress in the field of differentiation between ventricular tachycardia (VT) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with wide QRS complexes, differentiation between VT and preexcited SVT remains largely unresolved due to significant overlap in QRS morphology. Our aim was to assess the specificities of various single ECG criteria and sets of criteria (Brugada algorithm, aVR algorithm, Steurer algorithm, and the VT score) for diagnosis of VT in a sizable cohort of patients with preexcitation...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884873/impact-of-premature-activation-of-the-right-ventricle-with-programmed-stimulation-in-brugada-syndrome
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Koji Nakagawa, Satoshi Nagase, Hiroshi Morita, Tadashi Wada, Masamichi Tanaka, Masato Murakami, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Nobuhiro Nishii, Kazufumi Nakamura, Kengo F Kusano, Hiroshi Ito, Tohru Ohe
BACKGROUND: In Brugada syndrome (BrS), it has been reported that delayed activation in the RV is related to the development of type-1 ECG, which is more critical than type-2. On the other hand, the coexistence of complete right bundle-branch block (CRBBB), which also causes delayed activation in the RV, sometimes makes typical BrS ECG misleading. We hypothesized that premature stimulation of the RV can unmask the influence of delayed activation in the RV and convert the morphology of ECG in BrS patients...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878239/mutation-e87q-of-the-%C3%AE-1-subunit-impairs-the-maturation-of-the-cardiac-voltage-dependent-sodium-channel
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Debora Baroni, Cristiana Picco, Oscar Moran
Voltage-dependent sodium channels are responsible of the rising phase of the action potential in excitable cells. These membrane integral proteins are composed by a pore-forming α-subunit, and one or more auxiliary β subunits. Mutation E87Q of the β1 subunit is correlated with Brugada syndrome, a genetic disease characterised by ventricular fibrillation, right precordial ST segment elevation on ECG and sudden cardiac death. Heterologous expression of E87Q-β1 subunit in CHO cells determines a reduced sodium channel functional expression...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844282/brugada-phenocopy-during-right-coronary-artery-dissection
#19
Aldo G Carrizo, Anahi Goransky, Adrian Baranchuk
CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old female presented with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, and urgency coronary angiography was performed. The procedure was complicated with right coronary artery dissection leading to type-1 Brugada ECG pattern. DISCUSSION: Brugada phenocopies (BrP) are clinical entities that present with electrocardiograms identical to those found in Brugada Syndrome (BrS) but are the result of different medical conditions. This report provides evidence that atypical causes of myocardial ischemia may induce BrP...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842979/epicardial-ablation-utilizing-remote-magnetic-navigation-in-a-patient-with-brugada-syndrome-and-inferior-early-repolarization
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Paul Chun Yih Lim, Koonlawee Nademanee, Edward Chun Yi Lee, Wee Siong Teo
We report a case of epicardial ablation in a combined Brugada and inferior early repolarization syndrome patient with recurrent defibrillator therapy for spontaneous ventricular fibrillation. Electroanatomic mapping and ablation were achieved with remote magnetic navigation. Highly fractionated electrograms were seen epicardially in the anterior right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) and at the anterior-inferior right ventricle. Ablation of the RVOT region resulted in resolution Brugada pattern electrocardiogram...
August 26, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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