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Brugada : Congenital diseaseGet a more detailed answer ›
Disabling Dysrythmia: Brugada syndrome is usually not disabling by itself. Although the fainting can keep one from their occupation, having the implantable defibrillator can really make a difference in the ability to sustain meaningful employment. It is may be grouped with some other disabling diagnosis that would allow some impairment rating. Check with your cardiologist. ...Read more
Is a rSr' pattern in V1 and V2 with no mention of ST elevation possible indicative of Brugada syndrome?
Brugada Syndrome: Absolutely! the person could die suddenly from an abnormal heart rhythm. I strongly recoomend that you read about this at:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/brugada-syndrome/ds01142; and if you have ever fainted unexpectedly, had a really funny heart sensation, or have had anyone in your family die from an unexpected "heart attack" see your doctor and get checked out right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risks of a "Procainamide challenge" to diagnose Brugada Syndrome? My EP recommended this test to rule out Brugada.
This syndrome: is so rare that there is insufficient data to answer your question. If the test you mention is done in a modern , hospital based electrophysiology unit..the risks are MINIMAL..and a lot less than the risks of UNTREATED BRUGADA syndrome!!!! My opinion only Hope it helps! DR Z ...Read more
Procainamide challenge for diagnoses of BRUGADA syndrome. What are possible side effects? I've head that procainamide can lead to death?
Generally: few to no side effects...and YOU WILL BE MONITORED BY A CARDIOLOGIST during the ENTIRE test... thus fatal events are VERY VERY RARE! (Chance close to ZERO) ALSO it is NECESSARY to HAVE this syndrome DISCOVERED IN ADVANCE!! Good luck and BE WELL! ...Read more
Could be bad: Brugada syndrome is a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder. Marijuana can acutely raise heart rate and blood pressure -- and also make people more likely to have a heart attack. Coronary artery disease increases incidence of marijuana-induced acute angina even more. Discuss with your own physician -- but if your heart health matters to you, smoking marijuana isn't smart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I am glad your Brugada got recognized ...Read more
Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if i have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?
Yes with precautions: Although propofol may result in malignant arrhythmias in some Brugada syndrome patients, it has been used uneventfully in numerous other Brugada syndrome patients. When appropriate measures are taken anesthesia with propofol can most often be performed safely in Brugada syndrome patients. For detailed information on anesthesia in Brugada syndrome see: http://bit.ly/2bhf1Zz ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ECG says I might have Brugada syndrome. I have never fainted, feel fine and used to run marathons. Could I have something else?
Here are some...: Sorry to hear such diagnosis, which would not be given lightly since the affected patients may die of ventricular fibrillation - so called sudden adult death syndrome (SADS). Hence, bring this question directly to your cardiologist, although having wishful thinking of "not me" has been common to many patients and their family at learning a bad news of suffering from a deadly disease. That is life! ...Read more
ECG says that I might have Brugada syndrome.Cardiologist said not to worry about it as I was a former marathon runner. I feel perfectly fine. Logical?
Yes : Yes get specific advice from your Cardiologist ...Read more
Brugada & anesthesia: The risk of a drug causing or worsening a cardiac rhythm disturbance is a concern with some anesthetic drugs. For patients w/ Brugada syndrome, this is a much more significant issue. In a study of 57 patients w Brugada, a single dose of propafol did not cause problems, but extreme caution is advised for general anesthesia of Brugada patients especially w prolonged propafol infusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just had ecg as palpatations... came back rsr patter v1and v2 doc not worried doesnt this mean brugada syndrome? plz respond terrified
Brugada: Brugada has a specific pattern and does not look like rsr prime More history is needed to complete work up ...Read more
I have high TSH 5.28 and 2 weeks down to 3.4 without meds? Im also hypertensive and I have brugada syndrome. Why my TSH levels drop without meds?
Various possibilitie: There's always potential lab error. Morning determinations are generally most accurate. Tsh is secreted episodically and can vary from one time to the next, also, if you have had a recent bout of thyroiditis, your labs can vary over time. Did they draw any other thyroid tests like free t4? Reheck you level in the future. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with brugada syndrome and have an ICD that has worked fine. I am wanting to find out more about this disease and wanting to know if there are any help in dealing with the severe anxiety about my defibrillator going off.
Talk to your doctor!: Brugada syndrome is a relatively common familial arrhythmia syndrome found in patients presenting with syncope or sudden cardiac arrest. It is VERY understandable that you are having symptoms of anxiety about the defibrillator. My advice: talk to your PCP or Cardiologist and ask for a referral to a counselor or Psychiatrist. In the meantine, refer to: familyheart.stanford.edu/clinics/brugada2.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a risk with not removing my wisdom teeth? I'm 21 & I have Brugada syndrome. My EP doesn't want me to have this surgery due unnecessary risk?
Would ecg show brugada syndrome scared to sleep no family history normal ecgs in past no fainting need reasurance read stories of girls dying in their sleep im 25 f how rare is it?
Would echo diagnose Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysphasia? Does brugada syndrome always show up on ECG?
No: Arrhythmogenic RV dsyplasia is best diagnosed by cardiac MRI. Brugada syndrome has a pathognomonic sign on ECG..."hump-backed" ST changes. But it is possible if ECG leads are not placed correctly that it would be more or less pronounced. See an electrophysiologist (subspecialist of Cardiology) if you have a MD entertaining these diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I be tested for Brugada syndrome? ECG has no indication but I've had a few runs of non sustained, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia.
Stress testing: testing for Brugada requires an EKG to look for the Brugada pattern. If present then Electrophysiologic testing is done to see if the pattern can be induced. It is genetic. Is there a history of sudden cardiac death in your family? Talk to your primary care provider about it. ...Read more
If Long QT syndrome or Brugada detected on ECG/Echo as a result of Flecainide use, does this revert to normal if medication is discontinued?
EKG and Flecanide: Flecanide will not cause Long QT but may manifest Brugada like EKG. Brugada EKG is Dynamic. i.e not present all the times but certain drugs like Flecanide may manifest it. It is true: removing the drug will correct the EKG, but in individuals who had Brugada like EKG on Flecanide and who are symptomatic with loss of consciousness etc. further testing for risk assessment is needed. ...Read more
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Had an Ajmaline test done, positive for brugada in lead V5 and V6 is this normal for brugada? Normally in V1 to V3 right? What does this mean?
? Brigade ?: Brugada syndrome is an EKG diagnosis. You should be seen by a cardiologist at a top place who an expert in arrhythmias. It is sometimes associated with sudden death. If you truly do have it then this is serious. I don't know where you live but there are are a number of great places throughout the country. ...Read more
What is the difference between a spontaneous Brugada pattern and a sodium-channel blocker induced Brugada pattern? Does it have the same chance of VF?
Research, not Known: issues. Brugada pattern = a pattern seen on surface EKG, typically a variation of LQT syndrome. Spontaneous means occurring without Tx (believed related, yet could be: food, CNS, etc.). Induced refers to some trigger which seems to produce a similar pattern. Neither identifies complexity/realities of integrated cellular?tissue?heart?CNS?Brain?Mind realities, just research guesses. Hi-Tech inside! ...Read more
What is "Horizontal axis, RSR' pattern in V1 and V2, low QRS voltages in precordial leads" suggestive of? IRBBB? Brugada? Malposition of electrodes?
None of the above: Your question seems desperate in trying to find a diagnosis. The EKG, while unusual, are just findings. In the absence of a pattern if symptoms, they mean nothing. While an rSR' pattern could be from a BBB (bundle branch block) it could be from lead placement as well. Brugada is a syndrome of different findings over time. A single EKG can't make a Dx. Also no mention of QT, & low voltage suggests ...Read more
If you test positive for brugada should they recommend and ICD straight away or can it wait half a year?
See below: If you have been diagnosed with Brugada syndrome - not Brugada pattern - the. You meet criteria for a defibrillator. No one can tell you when you will need it, but with Brugada syndrome you are at risk for sudden cardiac death. So it depends on your diagnosis. You are in the Nederlands where the care for Brugada syndrome in general is excellent so listen to your EP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am getting an ICD in a couple weeks. I was diagnosed with Brugada. I am afraid to sleep, am I being irrational?
Brugada: See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2779019/ Discuss with your doctor if taking Quinidine/Isoproteranol while waiting for your ICD has any role. Avoid strenuous exercise. Do not worry. Also see : There are medications to avoid during this period see http://www.brugadadrugs.org/avoid/ Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
.? What?.: The syndrome as written is not familiar. But heart transplant is indicated for incorrect able heart failure of multiple originations. Lvads = left ventricular assist device may be used as temporary or destination therapy depending on the specific patient situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I petrified of brugada 25 f no family history no fainting ect normal ecgs about 30 whats my risk?
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