Brugada phenocopy clinical reproducibility demonstrated by recurrent hypokalemia

Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2014 Jul;19(4):387-90. doi: 10.1111/anec.12101. Epub 2013 Oct 23.


Brugada phenocopies (BrP) are clinical entities that are etiologically distinct from true congenital Brugada syndrome (BrS). BrP are characterized by type 1 or type 2 Brugada electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns in precordial leads V1 -V3 ; however, BrP are elicited by various underlying clinical conditions such as electrolyte disturbances, myocardial ischemia, or poor ECG filters. In this report, we describe the first case of clinically reproducible BrP which is important to the conceptual evolution of BrP.

Keywords: Brugada phenocopy; Brugada syndrome; hypokalemia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brugada Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Humans
  • Hypokalemia / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phenotype
  • Reproducibility of Results