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?
1 doctor answer • 8 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 46 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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