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Carmel By the Sea, CA
A 63-year-old male asked:

A brother has brugada syndrome type 2. should i have ecg done before undergoing lithotripsy procedure with anesthesia?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Pudently, yes...: Brugada syndrome, as you know, is a genetic disorder in which the electrical activity within the heart is abnormal. Type 2 involves a certain gene affecting the sodium channel, adversely impacting cardiac muscle contraction. Up to 1/4 of those with the syndrome may have an affected family member. In my opinion, you should have a cardiac rhythm evaluation regardless of any pending procedures.

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Last updated Apr 6, 2019

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