[Ten questions on Brugada syndrome]

G Ital Cardiol (Rome). 2017 Nov;18(11):754-759. doi: 10.1714/2803.28360.
[Article in Italian]

Abstract

Brugada syndrome is a possible cause of sudden cardiac death in subjects with characteristic ECG pattern (type 1 Brugada ECG pattern). Brugada ECG pattern is not infrequent in the general population and the challenge is to identify within a large population those patients who are really at risk. Unfortunately, this is a partially unresolved problem and this uncertainty determines an inhomogeneous behavior among doctors. Some of them overestimate the risk extensively indicating cardioverter-defibrillator implantation, others apply restrictive indications of guidelines, many are not able to decide without doubts.In this paper we will try to clarify some doubts, to give some certain points, and to draw some perspectives for the future.

MeSH terms

  • Brugada Syndrome* / complications
  • Brugada Syndrome* / diagnosis
  • Brugada Syndrome* / therapy
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors