Brugada syndrome phenotype cardiac arrest in a young patient unmasked during the acute phase of amiodarone infusion: disclosure and aggravation of Brugada electrocardiographic pattern

J Electrocardiol. Jul-Aug 2012;45(4):411-413. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2012.02.005. Epub 2012 Mar 16.

Abstract

We report a case of an outpatient cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation and resuscitated with external automated defibrillator shocks in which acute amiodarone infusion unmasked a Brugada phenotype electrocardiographic pattern. Possible interferences by this drug and suitable therapeutic actions are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amiodarone / administration & dosage*
  • Amiodarone / adverse effects
  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / adverse effects
  • Brugada Syndrome / chemically induced
  • Brugada Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Electrocardiography*
  • Heart Arrest / drug therapy*
  • Heart Arrest / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Male
  • Phenotype

Substances

  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
  • Amiodarone